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sur·re·al·ism

 (sə-rē′ə-lĭz′əm)
n.
1. A literary and artistic movement of the 1900s that attempts to express the workings of the subconscious and is characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtaposition of subject matter.
2. Literature or art produced in this style.

[French surréalisme : sur-, beyond (from Old French; see sur-) + réalisme, realism (from réalité, realism, from Medieval Latin reālitās, from reālis, real; see real1).]

sur·re′al·ist n.

surrealism

(səˈrɪəˌlɪzəm)
n
(Art Movements) (sometimes capital) a movement in art and literature in the 1920s, which developed esp from dada, characterized by the evocative juxtaposition of incongruous images in order to include unconscious and dream elements
[C20: from French surréalisme, from sur-1 + réalisme realism]
surˈrealist n, adj
surˌrealˈistic adj
surˌrealˈistically adv

sur•re•al•ism

(səˈri əˌlɪz əm)

n. (sometimes cap.)
a style of art and literature developed principally in the 20th century, stressing the subconscious significance of imagery arrived at by automatism or the exploitation of chance effects, unexpected juxtapositions, etc.
[< French surréalisme (1924). See sur-1, realism]
sur•re′al•ist, n., adj.

Surrealism, Superrealism

a controversial movement in art and literature between the two World Wars in which the artist attempted to portray, express, or interpret the workings of the subconscious mind; in painting it found expression in two techniques, the naturalistic (Dali) and the abstract (Miró). — Surrealist, n.Surrealistic, adj.
See also: Art

surrealism

(c. 1924–) A French avant-garde movement which drew on dadaist principles in art and on the psychoanalytic theories of Freud. Irrational association, spontaneous techniques and an elimination of premeditation to free the workings of the unconscious mind, and an interest in dreams, inspired its practitioners.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.surrealism - a 20th century movement of artists and writers (developing out of dadaism) who used fantastic images and incongruous juxtapositions in order to represent unconscious thoughts and dreamssurrealism - a 20th century movement of artists and writers (developing out of dadaism) who used fantastic images and incongruous juxtapositions in order to represent unconscious thoughts and dreams
art movement, artistic movement - a group of artists who agree on general principles
surrealist - an artist who is a member of the movement called surrealism
Translations
surrealismus
superrealismo
nadrealizam
suprarealism
surrealism
sürrealizm

surrealism

[səˈrɪəlɪzəm] Nsurrealismo m

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[səˈriːəlɪzəm] nsurréalisme m

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