Articles , Blog August 20, 2019 100 Comments The Case for Surrealism | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios Related posts: Art Cooking: Salvador Dali | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios Art Trip: Venice Biennale | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios Art Trip: PST: LA/LA | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios Five Favorite Works of Art with Mike Rugnetta | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios Dereck Turner Post navigation Transforming Northern Nevada with the ArtsCaught On Camera: Banksy Artwork Stolen 100 thoughts on “The Case for Surrealism | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios” Hannu Hyvärinen says: September 12, 2017 at 9:44 am https://www.facebook.com/Auringonsali/ Reply scott oconnor says: October 3, 2017 at 3:35 pm One of the most important art movements for sure! This is a 1 hour documentary packed into 10 minutes. Probably have to watch it 2 or 3 times to absorb all this information. Reply Theo Chry says: October 9, 2017 at 4:38 pm Really fantastic video! Thanks a lot Reply Andre Vieira says: November 3, 2017 at 12:54 am Does Surrealism need a case made for it? I've never seen anyone criticizing it. It's pretty awesome Reply Tag Ret says: November 6, 2017 at 5:48 am Reallly"??? the entire premise of the video is Naught. get a F-N mind. butt of course thats thats NOT what this is about. Seek ye ye. Ill say NO MORE… Seek. Reply Jessica Smith says: November 15, 2017 at 7:05 pm Thanks! This is a style of art that I never thought about before your video. It seems a natural reaction to WW1 from an artist's point of view. Reply Ghida Ladkani says: November 19, 2017 at 5:08 pm Part 4: Appropriation Reply Mark Lazaro says: December 13, 2017 at 10:32 pm Amazing video, though I don't think you mentioned how problematic Bréton was + the blatant misogynies he published in his written Manifestoes of Surrealism. The image of the femme-enfant, or the Woman subject stuck in arrested development (thus rendered without any speck of agency), are one of the most harmful depictions of the Woman and her autonomy in Surrealist works. Still to this day we see traces of the woman-child; the 'damsel in distress' trope, the 'baby burlesk' as popularized by our girl Shirley, and moreso in Nadja, Carroll's Alice (published a decade earlier), and to an extent Nabokov's Lolita. Crazy. Reply Marc Bell says: January 18, 2018 at 4:31 pm Very dumbed down info is you aren't going to mention the 2 types of surrealism: The automatisms came to express themselves in the abstract tradition, while the Veristic surrealists expressed themselves in the symbolic tradition. Reply The Art Channel says: February 13, 2018 at 7:07 pm Learn more about Contemporary Art on The Art Channel. We make films inside exhibitions of art by some of the world's leading artists www.youtube.com/theartchannel1 Reply allister132 says: February 15, 2018 at 7:19 am … Wait a second. This is crash course for Art. Reply Heather Calun says: February 17, 2018 at 7:31 am Video games make an especially good medium for surrealism. I hope to see the interactive art scene continue in that direction. Reply Q says: February 20, 2018 at 5:46 am 2016? A little late for that lol Reply Ari Guzmán says: March 11, 2018 at 1:13 am 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 says: March 14, 2018 at 8:00 pm Everyone was tripping or lucid dreaming at that time lol Reply Mr. Stick says: March 17, 2018 at 5:07 pm ……… Reply Bethany Martin says: March 23, 2018 at 1:21 am I love Claude Cahun! Reply RoryReidArt says: March 25, 2018 at 9:31 pm very nice video …I enjoyed it, well done! Reply Justin S says: April 17, 2018 at 9:14 am “Surrealism is the absence of hidden images and memories deep with in our minds” Reply Justin S says: April 17, 2018 at 9:15 am This is great thanks for spreading news about the surrealist movement, people need to hear it 😁 Reply go go says: April 18, 2018 at 9:12 pm Every day has become bizarre, irrational, and maybe a bit hallucinatory. Surrealism is a sign of the times without the humor. Reply Louise Pinder says: May 4, 2018 at 4:56 am Thank you useful teaching intro tool. Reply Ponderer Of Pointless Dreams says: May 7, 2018 at 11:30 pm I always find surrealist paintings intriguing. Reply Crushi! .Original Music, Art and Weird. says: May 11, 2018 at 7:21 pm 🌭 🍔 🍟 🍕 🥪 🥙 🌮 u have to look that the mirror to see the reflection 🌭 🍔 🍟 🍕 🥪 🥙 🌮 Reply Crushi! .Original Music, Art and Weird. says: May 11, 2018 at 7:23 pm 👻👁👀🧠👙 Reply Celine Arian Lee says: May 12, 2018 at 8:40 am 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 says: May 13, 2018 at 1:38 am Thank you for making these videos 💖 Reply Amy Robbins says: May 16, 2018 at 1:14 am Love this. Thank you for posting Mrs. Green! 🙂 Reply Nina nuheyenuh says: May 18, 2018 at 5:46 am Thank you for including a painting by Remedios Varo, she's the coolest Reply Dayle delgado says: May 25, 2018 at 3:37 pm whats the name of the movie in the 0:10 that shows, thank you Reply Ashleigh Thompson says: June 7, 2018 at 2:30 am need to slow down your speech Reply Jo Von says: June 19, 2018 at 10:52 pm picture at 0:11 ? Reply Greg Bem says: July 1, 2018 at 8:26 pm Quite good. I especially appreciate that you covered where surrealism went after its high period. Reply burnellking says: July 18, 2018 at 6:10 am 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 says: July 30, 2018 at 6:26 pm You are saying the artists name wrong. Not judging Reply Erin Y says: August 6, 2018 at 2:34 pm 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 says: August 12, 2018 at 12:39 am I had no idea that the Surrealist Movement was so vehemently anti-Colonialism/Imperialism. Fascinating! Reply Lemon Flavoured Disinfectant says: August 29, 2018 at 1:38 pm 5:46 CORN BIN Here is a huge one. Reply Shada says: September 16, 2018 at 4:21 pm Ever notice how major culture seems to hate all the same things that the Nazis did? Reply thegothamcityqueen says: September 21, 2018 at 9:15 pm 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 says: September 22, 2018 at 8:21 am Racquetball recipe calls can cinnamon ,dude. Reply Ellis Dee says: September 22, 2018 at 11:18 am Best videos ever!! Reply Soumadip Chowdhury says: September 23, 2018 at 9:56 am Art piece at 0:45? Reply Niamh-Creates says: September 26, 2018 at 11:27 am I love surrealism. Reply Rodolfo Hidalgo says: October 3, 2018 at 8:26 am Giuseppe Arcimboldo was centuries ahead in innovation. Reply Etienne 777 says: October 4, 2018 at 9:22 pm 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 says: October 5, 2018 at 6:28 pm This is so good for my students. Reply Kuhoo Not Kuhu says: October 7, 2018 at 6:55 am Who the fuck drew that messed up map @6:24 Reply pamdemonia says: October 9, 2018 at 1:16 am Please DADA! I feel like it really has something to say about now Reply Nightwalker973 says: October 15, 2018 at 10:54 pm No Binsinski, one of the best artists to ever exist? Reply cleveque says: October 26, 2018 at 9:23 am That was entirely unhelpful Reply kwuzie says: November 5, 2018 at 7:41 pm There's been a recent rise/resurgence of surrealism and dadaism that probably is a response to another uptick in fascism. Reply SpaceKat IPK says: November 12, 2018 at 7:55 pm Excellent channel and series! Reply Gregory Luce says: November 19, 2018 at 10:10 pm How about a video or videos concerning contemporary German artists, esp. Gerhard Richter and Anselm Kiefer? Reply π 火 酉 Π-san says: November 22, 2018 at 2:53 pm Narration FAR TOO FAST.. .. it i made for entertainment and does not allow any pause for though: POOR Reply S/A Everyday says: December 14, 2018 at 2:05 am I am art and art is me Reply Conor Feste says: December 17, 2018 at 12:03 pm https://www.redbubble.com/people/conorfeste/works/35695143-babys-on-my-mind?asc=u&ref=recent-owner Reply Giacomo Prideaux says: January 5, 2019 at 8:17 pm Do minimalism and abstract expressionism! 🙂 Reply Nu'blessed says: January 5, 2019 at 8:26 pm "primitive cultures" wow they really called it that back then Reply Shreyash Mukesh says: January 7, 2019 at 7:32 pm @DavidLynch you are gonna love this. Reply Rory Nowlin Art says: January 8, 2019 at 12:03 am 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 says: January 9, 2019 at 10:21 am 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 says: January 15, 2019 at 12:38 pm What is the song in the background in the first minutes? Help?Who makes the music for this? Reply RAsplez 98 says: January 17, 2019 at 4:02 pm 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 says: January 19, 2019 at 5:14 pm Surrealism now can be found in r/dankmemes Reply Harold Flowers says: January 19, 2019 at 5:14 pm Surrealism is memes but no intended humor Reply Muhamad Dakota says: January 23, 2019 at 4:43 pm I SWEAR TO GOD I DONT UNDERSTAND ANY OF THIS, IM NOT A NATIVE, BUT I WANT TO UNDERSTAND SURREALISM. Reply 0vrStart says: February 6, 2019 at 6:05 am that last bit about naïveté kinda killed the emotional impact of the whole thing. Reply TRAP SOUL says: February 18, 2019 at 12:25 pm Love this channel, as a new subscriber I have but one request. The Case for Francis Bacon, please Reply derVlogdahalt says: March 3, 2019 at 8:03 pm 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 says: March 6, 2019 at 5:10 am Is it just me or do memes seem to very similar in their purpose? Reply Alana Couperthwaite says: March 12, 2019 at 11:35 pm 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 says: March 15, 2019 at 3:47 am 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 says: March 22, 2019 at 7:51 pm Brilliant Work here! Thank You for THIS! Reply soldierofvanity says: April 4, 2019 at 2:01 am Well i value this as information but it is a bit modernist and analytical, read the anthology of black humor preferably. Reply Robert Galletta says: April 6, 2019 at 4:59 am THE MARX BROTHERS Reply Robert Galletta says: April 6, 2019 at 5:04 am MIDDLE BOB DYLAN Reply Robert Galletta says: April 6, 2019 at 5:07 am DOES HUMOR BELONG IN ART? Reply trev moffatt says: April 7, 2019 at 4:12 pm THIS IS NOT A COMMENT Reply Saturn S says: April 16, 2019 at 6:56 am My dream last night was chaotic and vivid Reply Richard Clunan says: April 18, 2019 at 2:37 pm Surrealism = Perfect Nonsense verb.ly/VERB-ART Reply osh_ho q says: April 23, 2019 at 3:09 pm I love this channel.I am learning so much! Reply Pat W says: April 30, 2019 at 2:55 am my favorite type of art Reply sylvestre gagnon says: May 10, 2019 at 7:29 pm 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 says: May 12, 2019 at 10:04 am what of "super reality"? I wasn't able to understand this movement without that context. Reply Praveen Sahani says: May 27, 2019 at 4:59 am कृपया अतियथार्थवाद का हिंदी वीडियो बनाएं Reply scratch says: May 29, 2019 at 1:22 am M… O… O… N… That spells "surreal'''. Reply syrisch nederlandse jongen says: June 5, 2019 at 2:22 pm 206 Reply Michael Zieschang says: June 7, 2019 at 2:37 pm 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 says: June 7, 2019 at 3:46 pm It is what it is… Reply Alexandra Ljadova says: June 11, 2019 at 8:27 am 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 says: June 14, 2019 at 6:13 pm 6:23 "non-western or so-called primitive cultures" EXCUSE ME, who writes your scripts? Reply Marc Brassé says: June 19, 2019 at 8:28 pm 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. says: June 22, 2019 at 6:10 pm Hey guysWho are yours favorite surrealist artist? 🙂 My favorite one is rene Magritte. 🙂 Reply Pakistan ki ma ka bhosda boi says: July 8, 2019 at 5:27 am Imagine if these people did acid. Reply Iam Joergen says: July 10, 2019 at 4:45 pm Surrealism is a protest in art form. Reply Henry Windsor Rurikovich says: July 11, 2019 at 8:02 pm That's me old fashion 💓 Reply Eduardo Paulo says: July 15, 2019 at 10:28 pm 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 says: July 23, 2019 at 12:07 pm These are informative summaries of various art styles. Thanks for posting. Reply Danielle Ciccone says: August 14, 2019 at 7:12 am I would expand on the importanceof science for thus periode. Also atomic theory and physics . Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.