Hello Dali and Friends—Surrealism in Art (Open to the Public)

Three Fridays • 1:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m. • Mackey Auditorium

January 27 • February 10, 24 

This class will explore the many aspects of Surrealism in art including from beginnings in Dada (preoccupied with the irrational and the illogical), to the influence Surrealism had on the development of later movements from Abstract Expressionism to Assemblages. Surrealism is an attitude, not a style. Both Automatic and Illusionistic Surrealism will be discussed. The lectures will concentrate on the Surrealist artists: Joan Miro, Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte.

●   January 27 : This lecture will explore the development of Surrealism and the Automatic Surrealism of Joan Miro, a Spanish artist, whose aim was to allow the subconscious to create artwork without rational interference.

●  February 10 : This lecture will discuss Illusionistic Surrealism and the art of Salvador Dali as an example.

●  February 24 : The lecture will focus on the Belgian Surrealist Rene Magritte, whose images are often referred to as Magic Realism. The exploration will end with a discussion of the influence of Surrealism on other art movements.

Instructor: Jackie Powell     Coordinators: Linda Jacobs and Fritz von Coelln