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orld War I (1914-1918) was a human catastrophe
that devastated Western civilization and mocked the hope inherent in “modernism”. The sheer volume of the war’s slaughter was beyond belief. The horror of it all destroyed the trust in science, medicine and technology as the golden gateway to a harmonious and peaceful future for humanity. All that was thought to be good had been twisted to the evil purpose of a global war. A global sense of hopefulness was replaced with a global sense of fear and loathing.













The arts community responded with the Dada and Surrealism arts movement, with Dali’s dripping watches on canvas and Bunuel’s shocking sliced eyeballs on film. It was as if the artists were acknowledging that madness still held sway just beneath the surface of everyday rationality. The dream logic of sleeping hours became as much a part of one’s personal narrative as one’s waking perceptions and deductions. The 1920s and 30s were a time when the avant garde in the arts explored and commented upon their perceived meaninglessness of life, and the infinitely jumbled and recombined elements of surrealism became the language of their rebuke of the façade of rationality.










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oday the radicalism of the surrealist movement in art is mostly gone (although there are still the occasional echoes of the original shocks, like Serrano’s 1987 photograph, “Piss Christ”), but the stylistic influence of surrealism remains indelibly imprinted on the culture, especially in design and advertising. The Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles designed by Frank Gehry is officially labeled “deconstructivist,” a modern aesthetic stepchild of surrealism. Advances in CGI artistry are making almost every beer commercial on TV seem like a free association exercise under influence of mild hallucinogens. This twisting and turning and melting and absurdist juxtapositioning of disassociated objects is the visual legacy of surrealism albeit devoid of its original defining spirit of anger and despair. Our civilization has managed to survive, after all.



We now value surrealism simply for its being so enjoyable in its wildly creative...


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Ironically, the original meaning of surrealism is now increasingly once again heard in the public discourse. Again this comes in response to horror—this time with the advent of senseless acts of terrorism in our cities and towns. Witnesses at the Boston Marathon bombing numbly described the event as “surreal,” when unable to describe something that couldn’t possibly have happened, yet in fact had just happened. “Like being in a bad dream, waiting to wake up.” The 9/11 disaster was repeatedly called “surreal,” describing an impossible horror having just become reality. Such was the original fire that burned in the hearts of the original surrealist artists. Betrayed by the promise of peace and human progress, they retreated into their own psychic landscape of dreams and fantasies as their only respite from the madness of irrational hate and violence.  Let us hope this return to surrealism’s “original usage” is of short duration, so we can continue to appreciate the art form’s altered realities for the purely imaginative artistry of its enduring aesthetic pleasures (minus the despair).











Dadaism not only wanted to present the meaninglessness of existence but also the meaninglessness of "art" as well such as with Duchamp's ‘Fountain.’













The future of surrealism in the arts is at a crossroads. Technology has increased what artists can create by a thousand-fold.





But will surrealist images, like those in sc-fi movies, point the way to a new way forward, or will surrealism be mainly utilized as a commercial distraction away from social issues?










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Do you feel that surrealism should be judged only in terms of the aesthetic and without any further political or social “textual” meaning?












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Do you think that a trust in science and political democracy has given us a naïve notion of steady human progress?  Should the “irrationality” of ancient beliefs and dream visions be factored into how we define ourselves and our journey forward?













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Have you ever had the feeling that the boundaries between your waking life and your sleeping life were becoming porous?  Has dream logic ever served you well solving a waking problem? Has a revelation in a dream ever proven true in the light of day?









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What do you beleive in today's society motivates so many artists on deviantART to adopt surrealism?







I consider dadaism as the philosophical basis for niche art movements such as net.art.  A small movement that is not only anti-art but presents a critical eye on technology.














Surrealism initially differentiated itself from dadaism with a focus on dream states and an influence from early psychology.















World War I (1914-1918) was a human catastrophe that devastated Western civilization and mocked the hope inherent in “modernism”. The sheer volume of the war’s slaughter was beyond belief. The horror of it all destroyed the trust in science, medicine and technology as the golden gateway to a harmonious and peaceful future for humanity. All that was thought to be good had been twisted to the evil purpose of a global war. A global sense of hopefulness was replaced with a global sense of fear and loathing.

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Nias-LA2 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
thank you for this I love Surrealism
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FantasyLost Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014   Digital Artist
You ended your article with the statement, "Let us hope this return to surrealism’s “original usage” is of short duration, so we can continue to appreciate the art form’s altered realities for the purely imaginative artistry of its enduring aesthetic pleasures (minus the despair)." And yet you chose predominantly surreal artworks for your article that displayed the dark side of life (the despair, the horror and blood, the grotesque). I wish you had included some of the surreal artworks of artists like RHADS for their "purely imaginative artistry" and "enduring aesthetic pleasures":

Lords Of The Wind by RHADS

Pierian spring by RHADS

Nature Salvation by RHADS
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footinadream Featured By Owner Edited Nov 16, 2014  Student General Artist
I think that the imagination is immensely useful in and of itself. I was reminded of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's TED talk on "The danger of a single story". She's a lady from Nigeria and talks about how wrong and one-sided the West's stories of Africa are, and how healthy it is to tell our stories - and other's - in many different ways as a way to more deeply understand and humanize ourselves and the rest of the world. www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_a…

I think that one of the goals of "surrealism" to do this, to expand our associations and create a bigger world. 

1- I don't think any art "should" be appreciated in any one way

2- I think that we can get pretty cozy in our own little world of politics and technology, but there is so much more to the story of us. I think that we would all do well to understand the past. There is just a wealth of ways that people through time have come to understand and feel about life and the world, even the irrational stuff has a modern application, if only to remind us of what NOT to do

3- I get a lot of interesting and new "feelings" from dreams. I sometimes wake up and the world feels new and different, and I see possibilities where I didn't before. Whenever that happens I revel in it and try to explore it as best I can before it fades away. I like to think that I end up carrying some of those strange feelings with me still, and hopefully over time I will accumulate a oeuvre of them that I might be able to tap into when I need inspiration. 

4- This is a tough question. I see a disproportionate amount of it on DA than I do in my other art arenas. I tend to think DA kind of draws that sort of thing in. I think that people also really like that sort of stuff, and that is why it is so popular here. I just think people like to see stories told in different ways, they like to have their minds blown and their imaginations set on fire. Modern technology has just given artists and audiences the tools to more readily create, share and view it. 
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iap123 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Surrealism emerges from our feelings and curiosity about the world around us. Science and medicine may have taken a hit post WW1 but successes such as antibiotics and the space age re-enthused most with the wonder of those technologies and resulted in plenty of inspiring new art in this genre.
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artistloverwarror Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
1. all art should be searched for its reflection of where we are at culturally!  
2. democracy is dead and science is in the hands of the ethically dead
3. absolutely the dreams serve me well !
4.to destroy long held . and seriously backward social thinking and wake up the sleeping !
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XxZnombiexX Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Surrealism. ♥
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kaffien Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
1. I don't believe we should remove the politics and the social textual meaning from surreal images. To me, these
    give the artwork meaning. Or at least a deeper meaning. 

2.  Trusting anything implicitly is foolhardy in my opinion.  I don't think we are moving forward at all. We are rehashing
     the same old wars since world war 2. It feels like we are wasting time.  Like we are too afraid of the horrors of the previous
     wars and paralyzed to do anything about our current world situation.

3.  Nope and nope.  Most drugs and fun hallucinogens like proper absinthe are ... illegal and or destructive so my dreams are hardly
     remembered upon waking.  

4.  It's fun to experiment with, anything crazy from a dream is totally appropriate to use.  It can give a person pause for thought. 
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Clare523 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
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Mars636 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
1. I believe it would be an impossible task to try and stop the minds natural predisposition to associate meaning to imagery. Anyway, I think this was part of the original mandate of the Surrealist manifesto, wasn't it?
2. Yes and yes!
3. On occasion, definitely. Not that I remember. Depends on my interpretation!
4. Access to cheap drugs!!!
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LOCO-TORO Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
There's a difference between being inspired and copying a surrealist. In a sense we do channel surrealist like excerises.. Furries drawing fantasies. Artists painting like dali: a mad paranoid man. Ect ect.
Im just glad we've sorta moved on from Sigmund Freud...

As for the quote comparing dada and surrealism: dada focused on chaos. They hated organization and hand in art. Initially they collaged works to be worthless. While surrealism prided itself on organization of their movement. An almost scientific approach to the way different artists attempted to channel the subconscious. Freudian slips and fetishes exposed. Seeing meaning in objects/nothing that doesnt have meaning exactly..

As meret oppenhiem articulated in " object (luncheon in the fur) there was a serious issue with social standings with women. It was almost like surrealist prided themselves on bizarre acts of violence against women (women with her throat cut by )
i can see advancements in the present on this issue still by new artists.
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ChoirOfLeaves Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dali is definitely my favourite artist of all time.
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the-midnight-fairy Featured By Owner Edited Nov 3, 2014  Student General Artist
This is my honest opinion about 'certain' surrealist' expressions.

I like surrealism but only when its not macabre. That dreaming atmosphere is lovely, but I saw also macabre and devilish concepts in many work... and I dont like it.
The surrealism should be divided in a positive vision and evilish vision... I can see a devilih world behind an image very macabre...
Many have using Surrealism as Evilish expression... weirdness dont need to have ugly satanic faces or blood everywhere or put a 'disgusting ' sense in a work... we have already enough horrible reality that looks even more surrealist around us... works should be always generate a wondering, dreaming and positive feelings, not rapresent the hell like in a nightmare.... its sad when I see talent expressing a evilish atmophere ...
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saphireta Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014   Traditional Artist
1. No
2. I guess this times of naivity are over, but I'm not sure.
3. Yes, my dreams are used to be quite realistic and so sometimes I'm not sure, what was a dream and what not.
4. Critics, escape, symbolical refuse of any system, searching for different meanings .....
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eveningdarkness Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
1. No
2. Maybe
3. Yes
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jedion357 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Answers:
1. No.
2. No & Yes.
3. No.
4. Modern surrealism is the natural response of the destruction and abandonment of belief systems and morality that tell us who and what we are and our place in the universe. The human soul/spark desires to known and to understand meaning and in an environment of doubt and uncertainty where older more traditional belief structures are questioned and cast aside, surrealism answers a natural desire to understand and know by exploring symbols and ideas that would never have been possible when such belief structures were universally and powerfully held to be the only truth.

A consequence of surrealism is the freeing of creative thought that actually allows the artist to apprehend a fragment of the creator- that we too should be endowed with the ability to conceive and create is marvelous and wonderful and allows us to actually touch the face of the divine.

This is a great irony in that a movement that has many examples of questioning traditional belief systems can bring one closer to the object of those belief systems is in itself marvelous. I belief the Creator himself finds this amusing. I cannot help but think that the moral dilemmas facing us today can serve a divine purpose.
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Xiao-en Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
To suggest Surrealism as a possible way forward comes a bit late. Surrealism has already been mimicked and parodied and critiqued so many times. I enjoy Surrealist art, but the movement was much more than weird at the time, it was downright offensive. When Bunuel and Dali showed their films they caused riots. 

But I think one aspect of Surrealism needs to be acknowledged. Surrealism followed up from dada, and in a way formalized some of the gestures that made dada what it was. Also, Surrealism was never as arbitrary, or even as open-ended as you might think. Breton loved to make lists, he was forever constructing hierarchies (what was that map he made with a continent-sized Labrador?).

When Surealism first emerged it was a slap in the face of "bourgeois culture." This was roughly late nineteenth century early twentieth century middle class European culture. But a lot of gestures that people found shocking back then are simply not an issue nowadays. North American culture, with its liberal education and somewhat lax attitudes to things like social conventions and rules, is fairly distant from the first shocking effects of Surrealist art. 

In order to transgress boundaries, those boundaries have to be there. When Bunuel and Dali used Catholic imagery to blast their audiences, the audiences were shocked because sacred rules and symbols resonated with them, and they understood that the imagery was making a mockery of religious sanctity. Nowadays that kind of Catholic imagery is more suited to vampire stories (that's not to say the sacred has disappeared altogether of course).

But one thing I will say about Dali, he knew how to attract buyers for his paintings. It might come as a surprise to many people, but some art did sell well. And the Surrealists participated in the art market. The art we look at in books and museums and online is now worth millions. Does that make it "commercial"? Art has always meant value, artistic and monetary.
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DianeCathey Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Diane Cathey   May 17, 2014

I was once called a surrealist by my sculpture instructor and at the time did not know the meaning.  I have since had the opportunity to study Modern Art History including surrealism and dadaism as well as graphic technical software.  I won't answer each question individually on paper but as an artist and student of the arts I have searched and still search for the purposeful meaning of my own art endeavors. I consider then that surrealism is also the artist search within our individual selves and wherever we reside.

To be free to express our individual selves through our thoughts or visions (dreams) and with our whole being in any media should still be the answer to our future journey and our children's in faith to the right God.

There are several very interesting comments and I will read more at another time.
Thank you for the article, it was very well written and the art is also great....Right!
  
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hermesaphrodite Featured By Owner May 17, 2014

Love these works and questions.  Surrealism captures for me the archetypal reality of the individual psyche paradoxically informing the gendered hermeneutic(s) of its dialectically related mythic-body-politic.

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stosser01 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
the meaning of surrealism has been lost when it becomes a celebrity catch phrase on the red carpet...........well maybe if we covered them in ants and set their hair on fire...to return to one of its intended meaning the internal   externalised.  Painting as free form poetry and we lost a few years back one of the last of the standard bearers,  the Australian artist James Gleeson....men as pigs in a train that's not surrealism that's social observation.  Do yourselves a favour if you have never heard of James Gleeson...google him
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Claschr Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This article relates surrealism to today; but there is little mention of the occult and no mention of communism--essential elements of 1930's surrealism. Late surrealism also acted as a bridge between the school of Paris and the school of New York...

There is also no description of Verism versus Automatism...

I know brevity is important--I hope that the point of this article is to generate interest rather than to summarize.
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toomuch89 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
1. Well, not every textual analysis was mentioned in this article. A picture says a thousand words. Or more. 

2. What trust in science and politics? I think we should take everything with a grain of salt, if you've heard that expression. No one knows from personal experience better than me the assholes all four of the kinds of people mentioned can be, the liars and shenanigans they get up to. Well someone might. Them for instance. The irrationality of ancient beliefs and dream visions. Well, they will go down in history. As we journey forward, less people will find it a good idea, and I think that's actually partly the internet. In the past it was partly their responsibility to save important information, and according to them, put people down they didn't like. Now that we have the internet we can upload information, discuss things, anyone can do it, it gives anyone a voice. People who love ancient beliefs and dream visions might have their own website, but I know at least I won't be a member. Unless drawing qualifies as dream visions. Drawing isn't irrational it makes you a great homemaker. The internet probably will completely change society. 

3. I have based stories off of dreams before. But dreams since I forget them or call them nightmares when I wake up... I don't know if that's possible. 

4. I think the artist, because they have the freedom to use their imagination, can express more than a photograph. I mean, now anyone can take a photograph. The point is it's more than a photograph. 
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cocomerlo Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
<font><font>  "   le surréalisme : attitude de réaction,de défi,de méfiance,Méfiance contre les philosophes illusoires à l'échelle des naifs,Méfiance contre les morales onctueuses et sonores,Le surréalisme: révolte permanente et obstinée des hommes déchirés au delà des phrases.  "L'hermétisme : le dernier échelon de la pudeur"</font></font>
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KyraMisery Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
This was a very good description of my favorite era and art style, with great questions at the end that will make me think about this all day. I love it, good job on this one! :)
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egiova Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
1 .
Historically surrealism was born by words. Guillaume Apollinaire ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guillaum… ) is a major precursor of movement to have "forged" the name. In other words, content before image. Historically we can say that the image is inseparable from the message.
Today, the visual bombardment which we are subject, makes us think that there are lot of images without clearly stated context. At the time of the birth of surrealism, to see a "picture" it was necessary to move to see an exhibition of "works", it's no longer the case today. On the other hand, it's likely that the current crisis, political, financial, in short of civilization, is comparable with the crisis of the "interwar period". The search for meaning becomes intense, in response to the superficiality of the material world we know.
Philosophical debate about the beautiful for the beautiful, aesthetic without philosophical or ideological basis remains open.

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The question reflects the disorientation of our society. Never before the world has generated such wealth. And never before inequalities have been so obvious. The cycle of the philosophy of "progress" has brought us where we are today. Personally I hope this cycle is completed and, that from now on we will focus our civilization to more humane values.
Hope is the last thing to die.

3 .
Clinically it's generally said that someone is "crazy" when he confuses his inner world, a fantasy, with the outside world called, rightly or wrongly, reality. Attention to the answer you give to this question. It's possible that you have to visit a specialized therapist...

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The juxtaposition of images, collages, are good metaphors to represent our current "world of information", where the profusion of words and images creates a lot of confusion . The "surreal" pictures, to use your idea, appear to be an attempt to bring order in ideas. With mixed results, in my humble opinion.

Thank you so much to open the debate, I hope that many will take the opportunity to express themselves.
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AstrocookieDawnberry Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Student
That was pretty cool! Licks want a lick? 
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dukepolintan Featured By Owner May 16, 2014   General Artist
Thanks for this great article!
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neuroboy-art Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool article! 
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magu18 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013   Digital Artist
My sense of the surreal in everyday life stems from the lies of the state which bombard us continuously through the media and the words of ordinary people who swallow them whole.
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kntlw32 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013

1No means no as if it contains Yes

2Without any harmlessness

3I think I watched movie last night and got drunk I can't rem..

4Avant-garde ultra co9lorful chaos

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6ien6ones6anez Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Here's my answer its our Superstar Satan Devil the immortal Surrealist then he gave us color to the world! everything is vanity under the sun and we live, ate, sex, and then we die tomorrow... whatever saying everything meaningless in the eye of Almighty God-{YHWH). And they are saying World War I - 1914-1918? but the truth that was started from Paradise Lost before Christ! take note Satan the Devil is the original Surrealism! but we salute & recognized like: Andre Breton, Marcel Duchamp, and Salvador Dali and these are the ''prime mover'' or inspired from the rebellious angel: Superstar Satan the Devil the greatest and immortal visionary.
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6ien6ones6anez Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
The Surreal-world 666 leaders are the sheer volume of the war’s bloody slaughter it was not beyond belief it is power of political, religions, and business greediness to Surrealmageddon prophecy! The world horror of it all destroyed the tru...st in science because they are products of 666 human imperfection, medicine are temporary relief and die tomorrow and our new world technology into spell to the world and slave by time to manipulation and exploitation, and the 666 art world the golden blasphemous gateway to a surreal-peaceful but future for humanity into great tribulation worldwide. All that was thought to be good had been twisted to the Satanic purpose of a global-Surreal-Armageddon. Our 666 global sense of hopefulness was replaced with a global sense of horror and the great day of divine chastisement.
In the Bible book of Daniel, the various beast represent successive human kingdoms, or empires. The composite beast of Revelation 13:1,2 symbolizes the worldwide political system, empowered and control by dark side of the spirit or satan the devil.

The Beast's having "a man's number" or "a human number", indicates that it is a human entity ,not a demon. Hence, it reflects human failing resulting from sin and imperfection.

In Gods eyes, the number six , being short of the Biblically complete, or perfect, seven, points to imperfection. The mark 666 emphasizes that deficiency by repeating the number three times. Unfortunately for mankind, our first parents abused their Free Will and chose to be independents from God, They were spurred on by a rebellious spirit creature who came to be known Satan the Devil the source of 666 art world. The gods and goddesses of this world coveted independence from God and the worship that rightly belongs to God alone... Therefore the disobedience of Satan and our first parents brought imperfection as a 666-art world, and these progenitor of violence art world, death art world, suffering art world, psychotic art world and our last days what we called the Great Tribulation 666-Art World to all mankind. These are subconscious worldly desire as a human imperfection in our worldly 666 art system in our life. Some reference from Holy Scripture:

Extraordinary size and his finger and toes were in "sixes". According to 1Chronicles 20:6;King Nebuchadnezzar erected a golden image 6-cubits in breadth and 60 cubits high, to unify his political official in one worship. According to Daniel 3:1-23

The perfect angel turn into resister became Satan the Devil because he gave in to the desire for self-exaltation as an artists of the world.Satan is Perfect, Beauty, and Wisdom-According to Ezekiel 28:2,12,13,14,15,and 17...

and our whole world dominate from wicked spirit. According to 1John 5:19 & Matthew 4:8-9

666-SURREALISM to 666 Surrealmageddon Art World: A study of creative potential of the unconscious mind, for example by the irrational juxtaposition of images.These are the product of Human Imperfection as for my conclusion 666-Art World; the art of automatic writing, automatic painting, automatic singing posses from demons, automatic verbal into unknown language and paranormal vision. And these are related to pure psychic in vision, and some our greatest Artists, Philosophers, Politicians & Scientists posses from variety spirit from fallen angels to the genius{plural genii} was the guiding demon spirit or ''tutelary deity-from-666 wisdom'' of a person posses, 666 family-progeny{gens), or demon-place{genius loci/Lucifer); Demons and Satan we called them 666 geniuses in Intelligence & Nations from the ''Seed of the Serpents-Wisdom'' these are the descendants from Adam and Eve sinned that cause us abnormal to fantastic desire into Surrealmageddon Art World!!!{1-Corinthians 3:19 & 20) Its our Universal answer: 666 Art World! These are the examples of Surrealism definition in our New Age of Surrealmageddon Art World Desire! that's how Satan gave color to the world-666!!!

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6ien6ones6anez Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
The Surreal-world 666 leaders are the sheer volume of the war’s bloody slaughter it was not beyond belief it is power of political, religions, and business greediness to Surrealmageddon prophecy! The world horror of it all destroyed the tru...st in science because they are products of 666 human imperfection, medicine are temporary relief and die tomorrow and our new world technology into spell to the world and slave by time to manipulation and exploitation, and the 666 art world the golden blasphemous gateway to a surreal-peaceful but future for humanity into great tribulation worldwide. All that was thought to be good had been twisted to the Satanic purpose of a global-Surreal-Armageddon. Our 666 global sense of hopefulness was replaced with a global sense of horror and the great day of divine chastisement.
In the Bible book of Daniel, the various beast represent successive human kingdoms, or empires. The composite beast of Revelation 13:1,2 symbolizes the worldwide political system, empowered and control by dark side of the spirit or satan the devil.

The Beast's having "a man's number" or "a human number", indicates that it is a human entity ,not a demon. Hence, it reflects human failing resulting from sin and imperfection.

In Gods eyes, the number six , being short of the Biblically complete, or perfect, seven, points to imperfection. The mark 666 emphasizes that deficiency by repeating the number three times. Unfortunately for mankind, our first parents abused their Free Will and chose to be independents from God, They were spurred on by a rebellious spirit creature who came to be known Satan the Devil the source of 666 art world. The gods and goddesses of this world coveted independence from God and the worship that rightly belongs to God alone... Therefore the disobedience of Satan and our first parents brought imperfection as a 666-art world, and these progenitor of violence art world, death art world, suffering art world, psychotic art world and our last days what we called the Great Tribulation 666-Art World to all mankind. These are subconscious worldly desire as a human imperfection in our worldly 666 art system in our life. Some reference from Holy Scripture:

Extraordinary size and his finger and toes were in "sixes". According to 1Chronicles 20:6;King Nebuchadnezzar erected a golden image 6-cubits in breadth and 60 cubits high, to unify his political official in one worship. According to Daniel 3:1-23

The perfect angel turn into resister became Satan the Devil because he gave in to the desire for self-exaltation as an artists of the world.Satan is Perfect, Beauty, and Wisdom-According to Ezekiel 28:2,12,13,14,15,and 17...

and our whole world dominate from wicked spirit. According to 1John 5:19 & Matthew 4:8-9

666-SURREALISM to 666 Surrealmageddon Art World: A study of creative potential of the unconscious mind, for example by the irrational juxtaposition of images.These are the product of Human Imperfection as for my conclusion 666-Art World; the art of automatic writing, automatic painting, automatic singing posses from demons, automatic verbal into unknown language and paranormal vision. And these are related to pure psychic in vision, and some our greatest Artists, Philosophers, Politicians & Scientists posses from variety spirit from fallen angels to the genius{plural genii} was the guiding demon spirit or ''tutelary deity-from-666 wisdom'' of a person posses, 666 family-progeny{gens), or demon-place{genius loci/Lucifer); Demons and Satan we called them 666 geniuses in Intelligence & Nations from the ''Seed of the Serpents-Wisdom'' these are the descendants from Adam and Eve sinned that cause us abnormal to fantastic desire into Surrealmageddon Art World!!!{1-Corinthians 3:19 & 20) Its our Universal answer: 666 Art World! These are the examples of Surrealism definition in our New Age of Surrealmageddon Art World Desire! that's how Satan gave color to the world-666!!!

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6ien6ones6anez Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
The Surreal-world 666 leaders are the sheer volume of the war’s bloody slaughter it was not beyond belief it is power of political, religions, and business greediness to Surrealmageddon prophecy! The world horror of it all destroyed the tru...st in science because they are products of 666 human imperfection, medicine are temporary relief and die tomorrow and our new world technology into spell to the world and slave by time to manipulation and exploitation, and the 666 art world the golden blasphemous gateway to a surreal-peaceful but future for humanity into great tribulation worldwide. All that was thought to be good had been twisted to the Satanic purpose of a global-Surreal-Armageddon. Our 666 global sense of hopefulness was replaced with a global sense of horror and the great day of divine chastisement.
In the Bible book of Daniel, the various beast represent successive human kingdoms, or empires. The composite beast of Revelation 13:1,2 symbolizes the worldwide political system, empowered and control by dark side of the spirit or satan the devil.

The Beast's having "a man's number" or "a human number", indicates that it is a human entity ,not a demon. Hence, it reflects human failing resulting from sin and imperfection.

In Gods eyes, the number six , being short of the Biblically complete, or perfect, seven, points to imperfection. The mark 666 emphasizes that deficiency by repeating the number three times. Unfortunately for mankind, our first parents abused their Free Will and chose to be independents from God, They were spurred on by a rebellious spirit creature who came to be known Satan the Devil the source of 666 art world. The gods and goddesses of this world coveted independence from God and the worship that rightly belongs to God alone... Therefore the disobedience of Satan and our first parents brought imperfection as a 666-art world, and these progenitor of violence art world, death art world, suffering art world, psychotic art world and our last days what we called the Great Tribulation 666-Art World to all mankind. These are subconscious worldly desire as a human imperfection in our worldly 666 art system in our life. Some reference from Holy Scripture:

Extraordinary size and his finger and toes were in "sixes". According to 1Chronicles 20:6;King Nebuchadnezzar erected a golden image 6-cubits in breadth and 60 cubits high, to unify his political official in one worship. According to Daniel 3:1-23

The perfect angel turn into resister became Satan the Devil because he gave in to the desire for self-exaltation as an artists of the world.Satan is Perfect, Beauty, and Wisdom-According to Ezekiel 28:2,12,13,14,15,and 17...

and our whole world dominate from wicked spirit. According to 1John 5:19 & Matthew 4:8-9

666-SURREALISM to 666 Surrealmageddon Art World: A study of creative potential of the unconscious mind, for example by the irrational juxtaposition of images.These are the product of Human Imperfection as for my conclusion 666-Art World; the art of automatic writing, automatic painting, automatic singing posses from demons, automatic verbal into unknown language and paranormal vision. And these are related to pure psychic in vision, and some our greatest Artists, Philosophers, Politicians & Scientists posses from variety spirit from fallen angels to the genius{plural genii} was the guiding demon spirit or ''tutelary deity-from-666 wisdom'' of a person posses, 666 family-progeny{gens), or demon-place{genius loci/Lucifer); Demons and Satan we called them 666 geniuses in Intelligence & Nations from the ''Seed of the Serpents-Wisdom'' these are the descendants from Adam and Eve sinned that cause us abnormal to fantastic desire into Surrealmageddon Art World!!!{1-Corinthians 3:19 & 20) Its our Universal answer: 666 Art World! These are the examples of Surrealism definition in our New Age of Surrealmageddon Art World Desire! that's how Satan gave color to the world-666!!!

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exseada Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Surrealism takes imagination and there are some things we can only imagine, but could you imagine living in a surreal world? Would that make it not surreal? I have a melting clock. When I look at it I begin to loose touch with reality, but what is reality, but the real world? I have written stories of fantasy worlds. I believe that someone if they could time travel into another time, that may be a fantasy world to them. I have been through psychosis and at that time I felt like anything was possible. I believed I be anything or anybody, including Jesus. I lost touch with who I was, but found out who I was at the same time. Who are you? Who made you? When you get right down to it the world is surreal. I believe that the world was created by the worlds greatest artist God. Not everything can be explained by science. We live in a surreal world!
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crislopcas Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
1. Since you are relating surrealism to an historical art movement that started in Europe, then making your way to the USA, I am not sure what is the geographical context of your question. I will assume that it is global, and you are aware that in many countries also stricken by violence, surrealistic images have continued to be produced and specially to communicate social issues and critical thoughts. This is in spite the fact that surrealism by Breton standards only wanted to confront by being illogical. In Mexico surrealism as usual means images with messages. As for judging, that is another matter altogether, since in the area of art criticism, most institutions have fallen into anti art, which is beyond aesthetics.
2. Very few educated groups have trust in science and political democracy. That’s not what has given people a naïve notion of steady human progress. There are facts that prove the progress, but at the same time there is proof that progress needs to be redefined. Irrationality is a human characteristic: what other animal is irrational? Of course, it should be factored in.
3. There is no dream logic. I ride the emotions and ideas when they are pleasant. But I almost always have nightmares and I rather forget about them. Surrealism in our era is more a conscious choice. I challenge people that say they paint their dreams and psychoanalysis has lost its charm. Painting has to do with our vision, and what you can bring from the dream world is a general idea, a memory: you still need to build up the image from scratch.
4. Surrealism is another way of saying fantasy, imagination, need to invent, need to see something that does not exist in the real world. deviantART is a great inspiration for all of us who share that interest.
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Arwena-320 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
1.No but it has to be a point for judging globally a canvas. Art without political or social context wouldn't be art. Art has always taken exteriors influences to exist and survive. It has to have a textual sense, because if it hasn't got it a bit (a kind of direction), you can make it say everything and nothing, good things and nazi things.

2. Science is one of the key of the human progress but democracy has to tend for it. I trust science just enough for give us better life and things if it's use in the right way but for democracy, it's that system that is chosen nationalists in my country at the moment,like if horrors that permitted the surrealism to be born had never existed. 

3. I still have this boundary. It can become porous when it's about my mind or my soul and in that sense it has show me the problem, not the solution. About the revelation: I had 2 revelations that confirmed what was going on my mind, inside me and another one was quiet asking to stop fighting against the fears or the darkest things I may have seen (I sleep better since these dreams/nightmares). I want to break it a little more.

4.The absence of the surrealism itself, the wish to make something "different" from the actual fantasy/sci-fi, the wish to redefine it... It's been a long time we didn't see it. I need to see more of surrealism, because I am bad at drawing/painting and too far away from the quality of the photo-manipulations shown in the article. Surrealism is one of the painting movements that converse the most with my oneiric universe. 

I like the design you have chosen for this article, but it would have been great if you would have make sure we could see who has made the artworks non available for our eyes when we put the cursor on it with a vertical indication $marioluevanos

Thanks for writing this article about the surrealism, I was wondering where it was gone and if I was the only to still think about it ^^ $techgnotic
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przyby39 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
P. S. the only illogical answer to  "why " is  "because"
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przyby39 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
i was going to answer the questions but  by the time i found the sewing machine & the umbrella i dreamt i could not remember where the dissecting table was. i knew the exquisite corpse must drink new wine but there were ants in my hand  so i went back to sleep.    " I AM L.S.D. "   :Salvador Dali
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AryuMikinitsu Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
1. No.  This is something that is subject to one's own perceptions and beliefs, thrown onto a canvas of their own choosing and expressing whatever is disturbing or enlightening them at the moment.  If the context of the piece is laid open, as a surgeon lays open a human body to remove the swollen appendix, the viewer loses her ability to see the art for art's sake; letting the person understand the underlying emotions/rhetoric after she has viewed the piece tends to strengthen the viewer's appreciation of that piece, but can also detract the viewer's emotional pull to that same piece, as well.

2. Given most of our look ahead has been fiction, and mostly science fiction, in the advances of modern science and medicine, with the political movements that coincide with these advances in technology, it could also be said that, humanity as a global society, has witnessed the illusion of steady human progress.  By the very nature of being human, we are the epitome of irrationality.  Being a race on intelligent and imaginative entities allows us to envision and create that which we can perceive through our dreams, asleep or awake, and endeavor to make them happen.

3. Yes, there have been times when what I did in my dreams permeated into my awaking existence; several times I have actually passed tests in school taking them, sometimes months before, in my dreams.  Deja vu is also something that happens where you're already lived or witnessed the scene or event previously.  Back when Christa McCauliffe was the civilian teacher going into orbit on the Challenger space shuttle, I knew what caused it to explode, seeing it that morning before I woke up!  I was in high school and told everyone I knew about what I had witnessed.  I was in Rock Island, IL at the time it was televised!  I knew!  No one spoke to me for almost the rest of the school year...  (I knew it was a faulty O-ring in one of the solid rocket boosters that had broken.)

4. I believe those artists on DeviantArt who adopt, or try to redefine, surrealism are creating to their own narrative, their own rhythm, their own emotional responses to outer and inner stimuli, based on their own logical, sometimes comical and usually politically poignant motivations.  Most of the time, it's less cerebral and more visceral and emotional.  Sometimes, out of the blue, you get sidled with an epiphany, and you start working with it and when it comes together, it's the most beautiful statement you can provide:  never basing it in reality, never had to.
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robert952 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First, thanks for the article.  Thought provoking and historical.  Great layout. clean, easy to read, nice flow. I especially liked the images we see only the edges inviting the reader to explore more.

My answers:

1.  No.  All art in some way reflects the times during their creation.  Art in any form (including literature, sculptures and even architecture) can't be judged on pure aesthetics.  If a couple of items I read in a murder/robbery mystery called "Feint of Art"  by Juliet Blackwell (aka Haily Lind) is true, the work must be judged in context.  The author implies that in the past blue paint was costly to create and only the very rich could afford paintings with a lot of blue color.  If true, we can say 'it's such a vibrant shade of blue' but just the use of the color from an aesthetic standpoint does not tell the whole story.  (Take it a step even further back in time.  Were cave drawings done purely for aesthetics?  Do we ignore Egyptian art's story telling aspects?)

2. I am not sure we are naive.  But we have come too complacent in the world.  A feeling that permeates seems to be one that we expect others to take care of our needs and we only have to focus on our desires.  But I agree, we need to keep our beliefs and dreams as part of where we can go and what we can do and who we are.

3.  Yes in the abstract way that dreams work.  For me, I have had dreams trigger a different way of looking at problems though not directly solving the problem at hand.   Some people probably seem more in tune to their dreams and interpretations.  If the line becomes porous, I go with the thinking that a mental problem may exist.  Especially if the dreamer doesn't realize the line is porous.  I remember in a psych class where a psychiatrist showed a father - who was a author - an example of his son's writing.  The father stated "that's my style and kind of writing".  The psychiatrist said, "Yes, but you choose to swim in the sea of madness.  But your son was pushed into it."  If we can't keep the line clear between our dreams and our reality, we risk losing ourselves and not seeing reality. 

4.  I think we humans desire to be a part of something bigger than ourselves and be a member of a group.  (After all we are a social species.)  So, we adapt those activities and actions that make us feel we belong.  Here at dA, there seems to be a lot of that same attitude that follows "see, everyone else on dA creates surrealistic stuff.  Me, too!"  Ergo, I belong.  Is it the same driver as for question 1? Is it a trend in art?  Possibly.  As I said in my response to question 1, we do have to look at the environment and other drivers not just aesthetics.  What we call an 'art movement' is analogous to a 'fad' in the fashion world.  Both reflect the time/attitude/environment at a point in time.  It can never be judged based on pure aesthetics. 
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BojanaJokic Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
-- Unfortunately, I have seen a lot of painters calling themselves surrealistic painters while they are stealing and copying the work of other people, taking photographs and blend them in Photoshop. As I type this, I am remembering one of them. Surrealism should always have a meaning, should always be your own vision and should always have something hidden, a hint, a sign of something you believe in, you experienced or you know about. Surrealistic painting should be able to tell you a story as you look more, further and discover every corner of the painting. At the same time it should be able to be described in one sentence if you must.
-- People take everything for granted. One of that is media manipulation and belief in "I am good - you are bad" politic. Yes, we should believe in irrational. Why would anyone believe in rational when you just think about living on a rock that is floating in a space we have no idea how it really occurred :D? That, itself, is so complex to be taken 'as it is'.
-- Dream life is always, in some way, connected with your walking life. Yes, it can happen to get hints in dream life. Hints are always there. Most of my paintings are what I dream about. There are people who never remember they dreams. I know some of them. However, I remember roughly 90% of my dreams. The feeling they give me after I wake up is not always the best one, but it is there. Sometimes they just help me realize how much I care about something and maybe should stop.
-- People have too many problems and some of them like having them. Some people take others problems as their own. It all comes down how sensitive we truly are. I like seeing everybodys problems, not only mine. If you are a normal human being you will get affected by someone elses suffer. Surrealism helps you explain it. More problems, more dark surrealism. Less problems, more lighter surrealism. Surrealism is a medium to channel your true emotions, at thus, you should always have your own emotions painted not somebody's else.
BojanaJ
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shagne Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
I like your comment. :)
I love the way you analyzed this one. Every time I'm going to draw something based off on my emotions, I'm going to take note of my dreams and try to create a scenery out of it. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. :aww:
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BojanaJokic Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you and you're welcome. : )
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shagne Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
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maximartiskosmo Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013   General Artist
future of surrealism in Surrealism fav.me/d6q70xb ;)
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daveywilsonart Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Very informative, easy to digest, and a great choice of images.

Thanks you :)
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robyn-s Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
"But will surrealist images, like those in sc-fi movies, point the way to a new way forward, or will surrealism be mainly utilized as a commercial distraction away from social issues?"

Three giraffes in a bathtub.
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