Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief
Last Modified: 23:53 p.m. EDT, 15 August 2011
The Dr. Sigmund Freud‘s theories on free association, dream analysis, and .is in part based on the groundbreaking work of psychologist
By tapping into the unconscious and portraying it unfettered throughand photography, the viewer is afforded the opportunity to live vicariously in the waking dreams.
In the Nahmias Report we have featured the works of the painters Rene Margritte, Frida Kahlo, Francis Picabia, Salvador Dali, and Max Ernst, and encourage you to learn more about these artists and view their works by following the links above.
Some may look at the work of surrealists and conclude that these people must have been mentally unstable. Quite the contrary, most of these artists refused to subvert their inner realities to the conventions of the epoch in which they were born.
They chose instead to push further into the frontiers of the unconscious by translating the ethereal mysteries of their minds on to canvassed landscapes which continue to fascinate, repulse, and intrigue viewers.
Salvador Dalí said it best, “there is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad.”
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- Representation and Reality in Salvador Dalí’s Dreamscapes (ellenduffer.com)
- Theft of Salvador Dali painting was “almost surreal” [Obvious] (fark.com)
- Salvador Dalí – Five Facts (larkalong.wordpress.com)
- Surrealism Explored through its Drawings (hamptonsarthub.com)
- Meet Your Nicer Unconscious (whatispsychology.biz)
- Syllabus: Lunbeck, “The Freudian Century” (historypsychiatry.com)