Surrealism and the Search for the Marvelous through the Visual Arts with Dennis Raverty. NYC for the Humanities | Rosendale Public Library | Lectures & Talks | Hudson Valley; Chronogram

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Surrealism and the Search for the Marvelous through the Visual Arts with Dennis Raverty. NYC for the Humanities

When: Wed., May 27, 7-8:30 p.m. 2015

Andre Breton, founder of Surrealism, was a medical student when he enlisted as a psychiatric nurse drung WWI. His theories led him to diagnose was as an illness, with Europe as the patient suffering a collective "nervous breakdown". Surrealism sought to channel, into works of art, the collectively repressed frustrations that had led to the devastation; the images created a movement like any other.

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