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What is the definition of surrealism?


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August 01, 2017 10:20AM

Surrealism is a very interesting style of painting. It involves painting about things that can appear in dreams, fantasy stories or maybe even on television. Surrealism was formed in the 20th century in 1924 by André Breton in Paris, France.This type of artwork is produced in a 2D format and is well known because the objects, scenery or background are normally things to do with fantasy. If you are painting a piece of artwork in the style of surrealism, you would have to use colours according to the mood of your piece. For example, if you were painting a gloomy, scary or sad sort of picture, you could use colours like dark blue, black and sometimes even purple depending on what the picture is supposed to represent.The word can also refer to other arts including writing. Surrealism would involve themes, settings or events that bridge the gap between fantasy and reality.