Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/05/12

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Subject: [Leica] Surrealism ?]
From: jbcollier at (John Collier)
Date: Wed May 12 19:25:27 2004
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  I think Surrealism is best defined by what it tries to do. It is a 
reaction to Rationalism which Surrealists blamed for WW1, capitalism 
(ie: ills of the world, etc). The goal of the Surrealists was to create 
art that broke the bonds of nationalism, family, religion and race. 
Though built on the foundations of the Dada movement, it was positive 
in expression and an expression of hope that humans could change if 
freed from the constraints of tradition and convention.

Fatally flawed perhaps but beautiful nonetheless.

John Collier

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