"The neo-surrealists responded by charging the lines"
Surrealist work by Argentinian artist Ruben Cukier - Credit: Ruben Cukier
Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, encompassing visual art and literature, music and film. It was founded in Paris by Andre Breton, who explicitly positioned it as a revolutionary movement. Surrealist works feature the element of surprise and unexpected juxtapositions. Salvador Dali is perhaps the most well-known of the Surrealists.
Surrealism evolved from Dadaism, which held that excessive rational thought and bourgeois values had contributed to the outbreak of the First World War. It also drew inspiration from Freud's work with free association, dream analysis, and the unconscious. Surrealism advocated for the importance of ordinary and depictive expressions, while allowing their arrangement to be open to the full range of imagination.