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As far as the style, I was fascinated by surrealism.
Mark Mothersbaugh

Meaning of "surrealism" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SURREALISM

From French surréalisme, from sur-1 + réalismerealism.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SURREALISM

surrealism  [səˈrɪəˌlɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SURREALISM

noun
adjective
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Surrealism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SURREALISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Surrealism

Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for its visual artworks and writings. The aim was to "resolve the previously contradictory conditions of dream and reality." Artists painted unnerving, illogical scenes with photographic precision, created strange creatures from everyday objects and developed painting techniques that allowed the unconscious to express itself and/or an idea/concept. Surrealist works feature the element of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions and non sequitur; however, many Surrealist artists and writers regard their work as an expression of the philosophical movement first and foremost, with the works being an artifact. Leader André Breton was explicit in his assertion that Surrealism was, above all, a revolutionary movement. Surrealism developed out of the Dada activities during World War I and the most important center of the movement was Paris. From the 1920s onward, the movement spread around the globe, eventually affecting the visual arts, literature, film, and music of many countries and languages, as well as political thought and practice, philosophy, and social theory.

Definition of surrealism in the English dictionary

The definition of surrealism in the dictionary is a movement in art and literature in the 1920s, which developed esp from dada, characterized by the evocative juxtaposition of incongruous images in order to include unconscious and dream elements.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SURREALISM


brutalism
ˈbruːtəˌlɪzəm
capitalism
ˈkæpɪtəˌlɪzəm
colonialism
kəˈləʊnɪəˌlɪzəm
embolism
ˈɛmbəˌlɪzəm
formalism
ˈfɔːməˌlɪzəm
imperialism
ɪmˈpɪərɪəˌlɪzəm
journalism
ˈdʒɜːnəˌlɪzəm
liberalism
ˈlɪbərəˌlɪzəm
literalism
ˈlɪtərəˌlɪzəm
materialism
məˈtɪərɪəˌlɪzəm
metabolism
mɪˈtæbəˌlɪzəm
minimalism
ˈmɪnɪməˌlɪzəm
nationalism
ˈnæʃənəˌlɪzəm
Orientalism
ˌɔːrɪˈɛntəˌlɪzəm
photojournalism
ˌfəʊtəʊˈdʒɜːnəˌlɪzəm
professionalism
prəˈfɛʃənəˌlɪzəm
realism
ˈrɪəˌlɪzəm
socialism
ˈsəʊʃəˌlɪzəm
symbolism
ˈsɪmbəˌlɪzəm
vandalism
ˈvændəˌlɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SURREALISM

surreal
surrealist
surrealistic
surrealistically
surreally
surrebut
surrebuttal
surrebutter
surreined
surrejoin
surrejoinder
surrender
surrender to bail
surrender value
surrenderee
surrenderer
surrenderor
surreptitious
surreptitiously
surreptitiousness

WORDS THAT END LIKE SURREALISM

alcoholism
cannibalism
citizen journalism
communalism
environmentalism
essentialism
factionalism
federalism
fundamentalism
idealism
industrialism
initialism
intellectualism
multiculturalism
multilateralism
mutualism
pastoralism
photorealism
pluralism
spiritualism
traditionalism

Synonyms and antonyms of surrealism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «surrealism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SURREALISM

Find out the translation of surrealism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of surrealism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «surrealism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

超现实主义
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

surrealismo
570 millions of speakers

English

surrealism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अतियथार्थवाद
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

السريالية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сюрреализм
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

surrealismo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অধিবাস্তববাদ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

surréalisme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Surrealisme
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Surrealismus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

シュールレアリスム
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

초현실주의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Surrealism
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

chủ nghĩa siêu thực
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சர்ரியலிசம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अतिवास्तववाद
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sürrealizm
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

surrealismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

surrealizm
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сюрреалізм
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

suprarealism
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

σουρεαλισμό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

surrealisme
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

surrealism
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

surrealisme
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of surrealism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SURREALISM»

The term «surrealism» is quite widely used and occupies the 30.263 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SURREALISM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about surrealism

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10 QUOTES WITH «SURREALISM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word surrealism.
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Salvador Dali
Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
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Graham Joyce
The overintellectualization of surrealism can be a bromide. A dream interpreted is a deflated dream.
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Jeff Koons
I've always enjoyed feeling a connection to the avant-garde, such as Dada and surrealism and pop art. The only thing the artist can do is be honest with themselves and make the art they want to make. That's what I've always done.
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John Lennon
Surrealism had a great effect on me because then I realised that the imagery in my mind wasn't insanity. surrealism to me is reality.
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Vincente Minnelli
But surrealism is present in most of my pictures.
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Vincente Minnelli
The Pirate is surrealism and so, in a curious way, is Father of the Bride.
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Vincente Minnelli
Dali was the great painter then and surrealism was a way of life.
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Mark Mothersbaugh
As far as the style, I was fascinated by surrealism.
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Bob Peterson
My cartoon strips in college strived to have the Schulzian mix of surrealism and Charlie Brown angst. A bit of that combo shows up in 'Up.'
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Jessica Stroup
I was raised by boys. I can hold my own, I can fight, and I love horror movies - simply for the scare factor and the surrealism.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SURREALISM»

Discover the use of surrealism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to surrealism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Surrealism
Introduces surrealism, including its history, the fundamentals of the art movement, and famous surrealist artists.
Anna Claybourne, 2009
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Surrealism and the Book
00 This is the first book-length study of the unique collaborations between surrealist painters and authors that resulted in illustrated books.
Renée Riese Hubert, 1988
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Surrealism: Crossings/frontiers
This collection of essays, inspired by Andre Breton's concept of the limites non-frontieres of Surrealism, focuses on the crossings, intersections and margins of the surrealist movement rather than its divides and exclusion zones.
Elza Adamowicz, 2006
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Surrealism: The Road to the Absolute
In a new introduction, Balakian discusses the influence of surrealism on contemporary poetry. This volume includes photographs of the poets and reproductions of paintings by Ernst, Dali, Tanguy, and others.
Anna Balakian, Anna Elizabeth Balakian, 1986
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Manifestoes of Surrealism
Andre Breton discusses the meaning, aims, and political position of the Surrealist movement
André Breton, 1969
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Surrealism
Introduction with 30 photographs plus a timeline of the most important political, cultural, scientific and sporting events that took place during the movement; 35 most important works and artists included.
Cathrin Klingsöhr-Leroy, Uta Grosenick, 2004
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Surrealism: Surrealist Visuality
Broad-ranging and innovative in its approach, this book is an invaluable resource for all art and cultural historians.
Silvano Levy, 1997
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Surrealism and Women
These sixteen illustrated essays present an important revision of surrealism by focusing on the works of women surrealists and their strategies to assert positions as creative subjects within a movement that regarded woman primarily as an ...
Mary Ann Caws, Rudolf E. Kuenzli, Gloria Gwen Raaberg, 1991
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Photography and Surrealism: Sexuality, Colonialism and ...
The book is illustrated with a range of surrealist images.
David Bate, 2004
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Surrealism
Covers the main stages of the movement that has had such an enduring influence on contemporary art.
René Passeron, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SURREALISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term surrealism is used in the context of the following news items.
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Focusing on Women in Surrealism
Female artists are rarely among the go-to names in the Surrealist canon. Man Ray, Dalí and Magritte often come up, but Kay Sage or Leonora Carrington? «New York Times, Jul 15»
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Author Eric Carle Writes Book About …
Featuring the artist's signature tissue paper collage illustrations, the work will create visual puns in order to illustrate surrealism, the avant garde movement ... «artnet News, Mar 15»
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Eric Carle writes surrealist book
Surrealism was an avant-garde movement that arose after World War One and included Salvador Dali and Man Ray, among others. Carle is a big fan of the ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Mar 15»
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How Lewis Carroll Invented Surrealism
Along with Tenniel illustrations, the exhibit offers others, including some produced in 1969 by Salvador Dalí—a surrealist illustrating the surreal. You can just ... «Daily Beast, Feb 15»
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Ohio photographer creates smartphone surrealism
Amy Leibrand, an environmental researcher by day, creates surrealistic images with her smartphone camera and editing apps. She's now a recognized figure in ... «PBS NewsHour, Jan 15»
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Great Success of Surrealism Now in Terms of International …
COIMBRA, Portugal, Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- International Surrealism Now is a project by the artist Santiago Ribeiro and began in 2010 in Coimbra ... «PR Newswire, Dec 14»
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A Pop Surrealism Primer: Spotlighting Mab Graves
Pop Surrealism is defined by realistic and hyper-realistic objects and imagery employed in fantastical ways and settings, often in 2-d with fine line- or brushwork ... «Huffington Post, Oct 14»
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The Revolutionary Postcolonial Imagination of Surrealism
While discussions of Surrealism often focus on its white male European champions, ... Invisible Surrealists grapples with the Surrealism of the postcolonial ... «Hyperallergic, Oct 14»
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International Surrealism Now to Inaugurate the Palace of Lousã, a …
International Surrealism Now is a project by the surrealist painter Santiago Ribeiro, who has dedicated himself to promoting the surrealism of the 21st century, ... «PR Newswire, Sep 14»
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"International Surrealism Now", A Project by Acclaimed Painter …
"New edition of "International Surrealism Now" in Portuguese city of Porto.Porto it is the second city of Portugal and Galeria Vieira Portuense it is located in the ... «PR Newswire, Jul 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Surrealism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/surrealism>. Jan 2020 ».
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