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Surrealism and Fascism

By January 2, 2017Uncategorized

The surrealist movement was, in part, a reaction to fascism. As a student I assumed some of the surrealist art was motivated by political protest, a refusal to make sense or be pretty. Looking around today at a world I thought I understood, but now seems misshapen and horrifying, I think I understand why the artists’ images bent and turned. Reality is not a firm and trustable thing, and it’s unsettling when it shifts.

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