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What is surrealism
Strange shapes, floating body parts and bizarre landscapes: the Surrealists sought to challenge notions of normality through the power of photography.
When did surrealism begin
Surrealism began in the wake of the First World War, when the horror and violence experienced by so many had shifted perceptions of sanity and reality. The movement was immortalised by the French writer André Breton, who published the first Surrealist Manifesto in 1924. This rejected rational ways of seeing the world, looking instead to dreams and the imagination for inspiration. Breton believed that creativity had been weighed down by the drudgery of the day-to-day and sought to release the subconscious power of the dream-like state. Surrealism embraced the absurd, the unconventional, and the shocking.
Well Known Surrealist Artist
Salvador Dali 1904-1989
Rene Magritte 1898-1967
Max Ernst 1891-1976
What is Uncanny
A concept in art associated with psychologist Sigmund Freud which describes a strange and anxious feeling sometimes created by familiar objects in unfamilar contexts.
When did it begin
The term was first used by German psychiatrist Ernst Jentsch in his essay On the Psychology of the Uncanny, 1906.
Well known Uncanny artists
Rene Margritte 1964 ‘The Son of Man’
In this image we have a man who must be very wealthy standing in a smart jacket with a shirt and tie with a large hat. However, there is an apple over his face this is very out of place and not realistic making this image stand out.
Salvador Dali ‘The Persistence of Memory’ 1931
This image is a landscape with warped clocks over it making it look like the clocks are melting this could simulate a lot of things it could mean that time is going slowly or it could mean time is drifting away.
Salvador Dali ‘El Sueno’ 1937
This image is of a face almost as if its hanging up like sheets. The face looks sad and this could symbolise just hanging on to life.
“Without hope” by Frida Khalo
This image is of a women lying in a bed with blood and skulls above her. This is a very big comparison of life and death.
“Jasper Ridin” by Mark Ryden
This image is of a baby being carried on a cart with an insect pulling the cart along.
For my shoot I will have to set up a home studio using white paper.
I will be photographing a Pink candle and a wine bottle and I will be using the wine bottle label and putting it on the candle.
In order to take these images I will have to make an at home studio. To make this I will be using white paper and setting it up infant of my back doors as this will be where the most light. By using natural lighting I will be able to create a softer lighting as if I was in the studio I would want to use a soft box to have both my candle and label in bright lighting without creating shadows.
The quality of light will have to be bright so in order to take these images I will have to wait until its a Sunday day to allow a lot of light to come in through the doors.
Sadly because I am tight for space as I don't have a lot of moving room for my at home studio and also I need to be careful not to create shadows of myself by standing in front of the light I'm using to take pictures of my items.
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