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1

When did it originate

Originated in the late 1910s and 1920s

2

What did the movement start as

Started as a literary movement that experimented with automatism

3

What movement did it follow and how did that influence it

Dada was a decade before - they were inspired by Dada's clever and whimsical disregard for tradition

4

Main goal / interest of the style

interested in harnessing the subconscious and fuse the idea of dream and reality

fascinated by the bizarre and the irrational

5

The surrealist object: how is it related to Freud's notion of the fetish

an ordinary object is fetishised because we project our desire onto it

the object itself is not as significant as the meaning that the human psyche prescribes it with

6

How do 'low' art and 'high' art relate to each other

merging of the two - mocking those who are clear about the distinction between them and who look down on low art

7

Despite sharing many characteristics, how does Surrealism differ from Dada

It was positive about what it explored rather than taking a nihilistic approach, i.e. an attitude that things are meaningless

8

Woman with her throat cut
Date, artist

1932
Alberto Giacometti

9

Pietà or Revolution by Night
date, artist

1923
Max Ernst

10

Fur Breakfast
date, artist

1936
Meret Oppenheim (female)