HomeArticlesThe Case for Surrealism | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios The Case for Surrealism | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios By Frank Lundy September 21, 2019 Articles, Blog 100 Comments Tags:and, andre breton, automatism, chance operations, colonialism, Contemporary Art, dada, duchamp, edgar allan poe, exquisite corpse, fantasy, fascism, found objects, freud, john green, karl marx, man ray, max ernst, meret oppenheim, pablo picasso, PBS, pbs digital studios, Racism, Romanticism, salvador dali, sarah urist green, sigmund freud, subconscious, surrealism, surrealist, that, the, the art assignment, the big lebowski, the surrealist manifesto, theartassignment, unconscious, world war ii Related Posts What It’s Like to Make Art on DMT How I learned to draw | How I became an Illustrator I’ll Buy WHATEVER You Can Spell! About Author admin 100 Comments Heather Calun February 17, 2018 Video games make an especially good medium for surrealism. I hope to see the interactive art scene continue in that direction. Reply Q February 20, 2018 2016? A little late for that lol Reply Ari Guzmán March 11, 2018 I would really like to know the name of that song in the back, I love it. Good video, good information, good job! Reply 108 Funality March 14, 2018 Everyone was tripping or lucid dreaming at that time lol Reply Mr. Stick March 17, 2018 ……… Reply Bethany Martin March 23, 2018 I love Claude Cahun! Reply RoryReidArt March 25, 2018 very nice video …I enjoyed it, well done! Reply Justin S April 17, 2018 “Surrealism is the absence of hidden images and memories deep with in our minds” Reply Justin S April 17, 2018 This is great thanks for spreading news about the surrealist movement, people need to hear it 😁 Reply go go April 18, 2018 Every day has become bizarre, irrational, and maybe a bit hallucinatory. Surrealism is a sign of the times without the humor. Reply Louise Pinder May 4, 2018 Thank you useful teaching intro tool. Reply Ponderer Of Pointless Dreams May 7, 2018 I always find surrealist paintings intriguing. Reply Crushi! .Music, Art & Love. May 11, 2018 🌭 🍔 🍟 🍕 🥪 🥙 🌮 u have to look that the mirror to see the reflection 🌭 🍔 🍟 🍕 🥪 🥙 🌮 Reply Crushi! .Music, Art & Love. May 11, 2018 👻👁👀🧠👙 Reply Celine Arian Lee May 12, 2018 Would like to see a The Case For video about Realism/Figurative Art/Representational Art and especially on your take on where it stands in the very progressive influx of art/artists in contemporary art. I love this channel, by the way! Thank you! <3 Reply Erin Ckodre May 13, 2018 Thank you for making these videos 💖 Reply Amy Robbins May 16, 2018 Love this. Thank you for posting Mrs. Green! 🙂 Reply Nina nuheyenuh May 18, 2018 Thank you for including a painting by Remedios Varo, she's the coolest Reply Dayle delgado May 25, 2018 whats the name of the movie in the 0:10 that shows, thank you Reply Ashleigh Thompson June 7, 2018 need to slow down your speech Reply Greg Bem July 1, 2018 Quite good. I especially appreciate that you covered where surrealism went after its high period. Reply burnellking July 18, 2018 Ceci n'est pas une pipe has nothing to do with what you said the pipe being a double, but it is a play on words in French, for in slang, "Pipe" also means a blow job…. Reply chandler robert July 30, 2018 You are saying the artists name wrong. Not judging Reply Erin Y August 6, 2018 Love that acknowledgement of Dada. On another note, it's truly unfortunate that Dali ended up a money-grubbing Nazi sympathiser. Reply Justice J. Srisuk August 12, 2018 I had no idea that the Surrealist Movement was so vehemently anti-Colonialism/Imperialism. Fascinating! Reply Lemon Flavoured Disinfectant August 29, 2018 5:46 CORN BIN Here is a huge one. Reply Shada September 16, 2018 Ever notice how major culture seems to hate all the same things that the Nazis did? Reply thegothamcityqueen September 21, 2018 I don't know if it is because English is not my native language but I find these videos hard to follow. I think the pace Is too fast Reply Thelema9331 September 22, 2018 Racquetball recipe calls can cinnamon ,dude. Reply Ellis Dee September 22, 2018 Best videos ever!! Reply Soumadip Chowdhury September 23, 2018 Art piece at 0:45? Reply Niamh-Creates September 26, 2018 I love surrealism. Reply Rodolfo Hidalgo October 3, 2018 Giuseppe Arcimboldo was centuries ahead in innovation. Reply Etienne 777 October 4, 2018 You forgot to mention that surrealism is closely connected to the occult and thus to satanism, the dark side of spirituality. African masks have demons attached to them. But there is the positive side to it as well. Reply Gustavo Herrera October 5, 2018 This is so good for my students. Reply Kuhoo Not Kuhu October 7, 2018 Who the fuck drew that messed up map @6:24 Reply pamdemonia October 9, 2018 Please DADA! I feel like it really has something to say about now Reply Nightwalker973 October 15, 2018 No Binsinski, one of the best artists to ever exist? Reply cleveque October 26, 2018 That was entirely unhelpful Reply kwuzie November 5, 2018 There's been a recent rise/resurgence of surrealism and dadaism that probably is a response to another uptick in fascism. Reply SpaceKat IPK November 12, 2018 Excellent channel and series! Reply Gregory Luce November 19, 2018 How about a video or videos concerning contemporary German artists, esp. Gerhard Richter and Anselm Kiefer? Reply π 火 酉 Π-san November 22, 2018 Narration FAR TOO FAST.. .. it i made for entertainment and does not allow any pause for though: POOR Reply S/A Everyday December 14, 2018 I am art and art is me Reply Conor Feste December 17, 2018 https://www.redbubble.com/people/conorfeste/works/35695143-babys-on-my-mind?asc=u&ref=recent-owner Reply Giacomo Prideaux January 5, 2019 Do minimalism and abstract expressionism! 🙂 Reply Nu'blessed January 5, 2019 "primitive cultures" wow they really called it that back then Reply Shreyash Mukesh January 7, 2019 @DavidLynch you are gonna love this. Reply Rory Nowlin Art January 8, 2019 I think it'd be interesting if you made a "Case for…" evaluating the intentions and meanings of modern day art, not "Modern Art" but artwork of today by young adults- often posted on Instagram, deviant art, youtube- I suppose artwork shared through technology and how that influences us as humans and creatives. I see you do the videos where you visit a location and see what's going on in that place, but I think the internet might be worthy of a visit! Reply random_girl walking_on_the_sidewalk January 9, 2019 It would be interesting to compare it to magic realism since for example Magritte is considered by many as a magic realist and not a surrealist. Although the divide between the two seems to be kind of vague. I have noticed that some prefer to call themselves magic realist instead of surrealists. Reply Gerardo Malo Díaz January 15, 2019 What is the song in the background in the first minutes? Help?Who makes the music for this? Reply RAsplez 98 January 17, 2019 Surrealism killed Dadaism. It replaced conceptualism and anti-elitism with consumerism and museum culture. Dadaism was against this elitist culture in the 1910s, while surrealism embraced it. Salvador Dali is a traitor to Dadaism and didn't understand Duchamp's vision at all. Salvador Dali was the consumer populist while Duchamp was the counter culture conceptualist. Reply Harold Flowers January 19, 2019 Surrealism now can be found in r/dankmemes Reply Harold Flowers January 19, 2019 Surrealism is memes but no intended humor Reply Muhamad Dakota January 23, 2019 I SWEAR TO GOD I DONT UNDERSTAND ANY OF THIS, IM NOT A NATIVE, BUT I WANT TO UNDERSTAND SURREALISM. Reply 0vrStart February 6, 2019 that last bit about naïveté kinda killed the emotional impact of the whole thing. Reply TRAP SOUL February 18, 2019 Love this channel, as a new subscriber I have but one request. The Case for Francis Bacon, please Reply derVlogdahalt March 3, 2019 Very good video, you really made a very good summary of the whole movement. Just two details must be corrected: "Changer de vie" is not a slogan the surrealists took from Rilke, but from Rimbaud who Breton admired a lot. And the name of Miró is catalan, so it has to be pronounced "Joe-un" and not "Juan". But keep up the good work! Reply lmao oaml March 6, 2019 Is it just me or do memes seem to very similar in their purpose? Reply Alana Couperthwaite March 12, 2019 This was an amazing video! I'm doing an art assignment on surrealism and watching this video helped me understand. Very well written glad I found the channel. Reply Professr Frank March 15, 2019 Surrealism, it’s ME!! and the others… – S. DaliDali$ – A. BretonVery good introduction! ❤️ When you get down to it, what art ISN’T surreal? Reply Mad Wolf Productions March 22, 2019 Brilliant Work here! Thank You for THIS! Reply soldierofvanity April 4, 2019 Well i value this as information but it is a bit modernist and analytical, read the anthology of black humor preferably. Reply Robert Galletta April 6, 2019 THE MARX BROTHERS Reply Robert Galletta April 6, 2019 MIDDLE BOB DYLAN Reply Robert Galletta April 6, 2019 DOES HUMOR BELONG IN ART? Reply trev moffatt April 7, 2019 THIS IS NOT A COMMENT Reply Saturn S April 16, 2019 My dream last night was chaotic and vivid Reply Richard Clunan April 18, 2019 Surrealism = Perfect Nonsense verb.ly/VERB-ART Reply osh_ho q April 23, 2019 I love this channel.I am learning so much! Reply Pat W April 30, 2019 my favorite type of art Reply sylvestre gagnon May 10, 2019 Interesting vidéo with lot of leftist bullshit. Communist were not that much into art than nazi or fascist. In communist country art was very conservative and artist did not have much freedom. The nazi party was probably not worse on this subject than any other dictactorship around the world. Art is today is very consensual and tend to follow propaganda. The people who talk about art make political commentary who pushe for socialism or any stuff that is mainstream. They dont seem to make research or go Beyond what is polically profitable to say in public. High on pretentiousness low on actual merit. Reply Tu Kelvin May 12, 2019 what of "super reality"? I wasn't able to understand this movement without that context. Reply Praveen Sahani May 27, 2019 कृपया अतियथार्थवाद का हिंदी वीडियो बनाएं Reply scratch May 29, 2019 M… O… O… N… That spells "surreal'''. Reply george ghazal June 5, 2019 206 Reply Michael Zieschang June 7, 2019 Great, my daughter just nearly failed the final exam in school about surrealism. Maybe she should‘ve watched your video.Btw: what are your thoughts about the German painter Neo Rauch who is actually quite famous in the US ? Reply FLUXUS June 7, 2019 It is what it is… Reply Alexandra Ljadova June 11, 2019 Dear Art assignment, I explain modern art with your videos, and Dada is one of the most hard things to explain, can you please make a case for Dada? Please 🙂 ? Thank you for your hard work, you are my best teacher of history/theory of art, I listen to you every time I have to do state exams. <3 Reply quantised June 14, 2019 6:23 "non-western or so-called primitive cultures" EXCUSE ME, who writes your scripts? Reply Marc Brassé June 19, 2019 I think we should all become Surreal Anarchic Pacifists (in short SAP's). Then things would change for the better at last. Reply Szymon W. June 22, 2019 Hey guysWho are yours favorite surrealist artist? 🙂 My favorite one is rene Magritte. 🙂 Reply Yoyoy boi July 8, 2019 Imagine if these people did acid. Reply Iam Joergen July 10, 2019 Surrealism is a protest in art form. Reply Henry Windsor Rurikovich July 11, 2019 That's me old fashion 💓 Reply Eduardo Paulo July 15, 2019 Hmmmmm. You attributed the sentiment "…change life…" to Rilke — but I've always attributed this "…change life…" quote to Arthur Rimbaud. As in, "faut changer la vie". Not Rilke. Reply hockeymann88 July 23, 2019 These are informative summaries of various art styles. Thanks for posting. Reply Danielle Ciccone August 14, 2019 I would expand on the importanceof science for thus periode. Also atomic theory and physics . Reply Samuel Malipaard August 22, 2019 dada orientated from Switzerland nani Reply Sebastian Ainslie Vazquez August 22, 2019 9:54 Reply Wld Man August 24, 2019 The rejection of discrimination. The rejection of the ideal. The rejection of the truth. So pretty much relativism. Reply Zed Williams September 5, 2019 First I was an idealist, then I was a realist, and ultimately I became a surrealist. It is the only way the un-sense of the world makes any sense. Reply Don Bailey September 5, 2019 The unconscious, this is my point about modern art, man is locked into his oun mind away from GOD and nature. He is not reaching into the unknown, he has lost the sacred and is not even looking for it, he is not reaching for something above himself, only feeding on his oun mind and beauty , subject matterTeaching of new information, nothing matters, as it says, its not but the glorification of nonsense. Mans mind left to feed on its self to no purpose in a slow descent into meaningless madness. Sacredness has been suspended and done away with, only meaningless non sence remains. Reply _ doomkr6ft September 7, 2019 That photo being turned on its side is how I became dis t'ing Reply Eoin Somerset September 10, 2019 Minecraft painting hehe Reply LESLIE TURNER September 10, 2019 The experience of love at first sight is to find a weird giraffe leg lamp in Austin Texas because you know it's not fragile but it's also mysterious.👁❤Lamps🛋⬅ Reply James Puleo September 13, 2019 Thanks for Poe sting~~~~ Reply Leigh Foulkes September 15, 2019 Massive steal boxes float on water, flashing metal boxes flying in the air, plastic/metal boxes driving all over the place, paper boxes for people to live in, concrete boxes that touch the clouds, people talking into little glass windows, seeing pictures in little glass windows, pictures moving in little glass windows, people talking to no one, that no one talks back and etc.. Nothing more surreal than the new neo modern world (the modern world isn't modern anymore). Reply Jorge Sicre September 17, 2019 As our more arbitrary Surrealist antecedents were informed by Freud, we Neosymbolists (aka. Fantastic Realists, Magical Realists, Transformative Artists) are informed by C.G. Jung. Check us out! Reply GlassMom Intergadgetary September 17, 2019 "… everyone looks naive. That doesn't mean we stop trying." Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.