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IMPRESSIONISM AND SURREALISM

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All our artists have their own stile within the arts. Some are painting fast, impulsive and some are showing a touch of impressionism or expressionism within their artworks. Some others devoted themselves completely to abstract art. Those artist are using as their key element strong colours – which are either colliding or concinnity within their work of art.  In the process, the colors and the texture are creating another world, in which anyone can see themselves in. It also provides you with an unique opportunity to see what every you want to see in it.

Nevertheless, the process of representational art has never lost its appeal. Especially within this procedure, the artist is able to create places, individuals and objects which are based on his imagination. All those different styles, are fascinating. When I look at William Turners (1775 – 1851) steam locomotive (1844) it seems to me, that the object it passing by so fast, that it seems to me that its dissolving itself in front of my eyes at the same time. – I will follow with excitement and curiosity, the same way as with the artwork from Salvador Dali  (1904 – 1989) “ The Persistence of Memory“(1931) which seems to me as well as inexplicable.

                                                              

The steaming locomotive from artist Turner, proves me with a clear and detail view. More importantly, is the atmosphere here which leaves an impressive Impression. Obviously its hard to draw the velocity of the railway and with it’s raising steam by rain not to narrow it down with lines. Here its more important to explore what it’s really about – the calculation of the light in the rain and the blurry view oft he bridge through the steam – which is shown within a short and exclusive moment.

According to the ‚Surrealist Manifesto‘ written 1924 by André Breton, Surrealism was not only a style  of art – it was more a lifestyle – and artists such as Salvador Dali followed this movement.

Dreams and Feelings are the key factors within this lifestyle. The new aim was not to separate those dreams and feelings from the real world. Everything was possible from now on. The craziest fantasies should be captured within a work of art – and nothing has to make sense at all. As a surrealist, you didn’t draw what you saw, you draw something that just only you could see.

“There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane, I know I am mad.” Salvador Dali

Now it leaves the question open – what is crazier: To draw something real so abstract, as you saw it in the moment or to draw something so real with so much attention to detail which no one can see?

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