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What a wonderland
"17 Adaptations Of "Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland" Through The Years" is a reflective view of the many ways that Lewis Carroll's original novel has been adapted to film and movies over the last

Naming of Parts

Henry Reed is a poet with whom the Birmingham Surrealists associated. He's best known for the series he wrote Lessons of War, but most specifically for Part 1: "Naming of Parts." "Naming of Parts" is an excellent link between surrealism as an art…

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Painting by British, female surrealist Emmy Bridgwater

Of the novels we read from the 20th Century in Europe, the most surrealist of them was Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys. This painting of Magritte's reminded me of the book because of how fragmented an identity can become. First, Annette is a piece of…

Like most other items in this collection, Dali's painting deals with the idea of identity and body. Dali leaves out bodies completely from this composition, which forces us to look at what makes identity that surrounds us. This can be directly…

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This writen manifesto gave a light definition and goal to the philosophical idea of surrealism.

The manifesto tries to explain the need for surrealism and why it has become (again) a way of thinking.

Andre Breton wanted to give a purpose to…

This painting by Magritte, who is one of the most well-known and influential surrealists, deals with body image and identity. As we are connecting novels to higher art forms, this particular piece made me think of Orlando by Virginia Woolf. One…

This is a film written by Salvador Dali, a Catalan surrealist. I'm not going to attempt to explain what is going on in the film, as surrealism is left open to interpretation intentionally. To continue the theme here, though, this film relates to many…
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