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History of Music and Art: The Period of Surrealism

Use Online Video to learn about Surrealist Music and Art. Use the video subtitles to improve Reading and Literacy skills ... at the same time!

Use our online videos to study the Music and Art of The Surrealist Period. Discover the music, composers, musical works and art of the Surrealism Period.

Discover how the Surrealist artists were influenced by the bizarre imagery of dreams and the theories of Einstein and Freud. Use our 2 online Art and Music videos to discover the period following the devastation of World War 1 which saw the rise of a powerful new artistic movement, Surrealism, which explored the depths of the unconscious mind. See how the Surrealist artists were influenced by bizarre imagery of dreams, and by theories of Einstein and Freud.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover the fantastical vision of a group of artists profoundly influenced by the published theories of Einstein and Freud and the devastation of World War 1.
  • Uncover the reasons why surrealist artists combined elements from the everyday world with images from the subconscious, and experience excerpts from nonsensical compositions that playfully resonate with unrelated rhythms and sounds.
  • Trace the birth of post-World War 2 art movements to the many surrealists who fled to New York City from war-torn Europe
  • See artistic masterpieces by Dali, Ernst, Magritte, Masson, and Miro, and listen to excerpts from compositions by Bartok, Cage, Milhaud, Ravel, Rozsa, Satie, and Stravinsky.
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