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Surrealism and Its Influence

Event Type
Exhibition
Sponsor
Sponsored by Krannert Art Museum
Location
Gelvin Noel Gallery
Date
Jun 8, 2013   9:00 am - 5:00 pm  
Cost
Free
E-Mail
kam@illinois.edu
Phone
217.333.1861
Views
1193
Originating Calendar
Krannert Art Museum Calendar

With its beginnings in the literary arts, the modern art movement Surrealism explored the potential of an individual's unconscious to create expression. These artists and writers believed that the conscious mind repressed one''s imagination and sought to uncover the irrational in the everyday through their art. Due to the outbreak of World War II, many surrealist artists sought exile in the United States, most settling in New York City. It was during this time that the 'migr' artists, namely Roberto Matta and Yves Tanguy, came into contact with and directly influenced young American artists such as William Baziotes, Jackson Pollock, and other abstract expressionists. Included in this exhibition are works by major surrealist artists as well as paintings, works on paper, and photographs by artists they influenced in the United States.

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