the styles and genre of western art, surrealism is probably the most
intriguing. Initially influenced by the ideas of Sigmund Freud,
surrealism in course of time became the depiction of the absurd and the
fantastic. It was typically a product of 20th century Europe,
when new discoveries in the field of science was creating possibilities
of new realities.
surrealism was a typical European phenomenon. The people of the
downtrodden colonies, where everyday existential realities were so
severe, did not find any attraction for mind-fantasies and absurdities.
The new ism emerging from these colonies was
magic realism, where
reality of everyday lives was blended with the fantasies of escape to
create an illusion of happiness. Unlike Surrealism, this new style was
initially adopted in the literary works of the South American writers.
But Magic realist art was mostly practiced in the rich west as a result
of which in art magic realism lost much of its protest flavor.
One of Salvador Daliís best known
surrealist paintings shows clocks in the form of soft cloth in a
meaningless deserted landscape.
fifty years of the coloniesí independence, most of third world is now
making steady progress. In this new era, the whole world is fast getting
unified and what man faces now in any part of the world is the confusion
between what is perceived as real and incomprehensible unreal.
Pseudo-realism is a product of these unsure times.
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Films of Aparna Sen
Films of Mrinal
Films of G
Films of Guru Dutt
Films of Raj
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