This four-part lecture series presented by Cornelia Feye explores the Surrealist movement that began in Paris in the 1920s, while also acknowledging its influences from 16th to 19th-century artists, such as Hieronymus Bosch and Francisco Goya. The original Surrealist artists and writers were inspired by Sigmund Freuds dream analysis and the exploration of the subconscious mind. Under the leadership of André Breton, Surrealists aimed to express themselves without restrictions of reason, moral, or aesthetic considerations.
October 1 lecture >> Early Depictions of the Strangeness of Life
Artists, such as Salvador Dalí, acknowledged the influence of 16th century artists Hieronymus Bosch and Giuseppe Arcimboldo in their work. The Surrealists admired Boschs depictions of the strangeness of life. This lecture will explore the art of these Renaissance painters as well as the influences of Goya from the 18th century and Gustave Moreau and the Symbolists from the 19th century.