Early 20th Century
- Three styles compete to define the future of "modern"
The Surreal Aesthetic
- The "super-real"
- Illogical and paradoxical
- Subconscious more than the conscious
- Dreamscapes replace landscapes
- Carl Jung presents the idea of the Collective Unconscious
- de Chirico
- Paradoxical contradictions similar to a dream
- Contradictions of perspective
- Contradictions of light
- Omens of nothingness
- Russian immigrant using such imagery
- Collage dreamscapes of superimposed images from
the "personal unconscious"
- Symbols - phobias, delusions, and complexes
- Fantasy/Surreal nonrepresentational
- Self described his shapes as Biomorphic
- Cutout shapes of positive and negative space
- Surrealism in fully-round
- Eerie "beyond-world" of isolation
- The Existential
- Constructivism - Sculpture made from assembling/constructing
rather than carving media
- An anti-art movement growing from the Disillusionment of WW
- Absurdity of the movement reflected in its name randomly chosen
- "Hobby Horse"
- Ready-made - mass-produced objects presented in the
context of art
Resource of Mark Hunter