Surrealism and the Dream

This exhibition at the Thyssen-Bornemisza examines the profound connection between dream and image in Surrealism, and how the art movement influenced the transformation of modern sensibility and subsequent artistic creation.

The Surrealist artists believed that the interpreation of dreams, as espoused by Sigmund Freud, was fundamental towards the liberation of the psyche, and this view they extended to life in general.

Equally important, they felt, was the practice of automatic writing or psychography, in which writings were alleged to come from a subconscious or spiritual source without conscious awareness of their content.

José Jiménez curates an exhibition of paintings, drawings, collages, sculptures and photographs by leading exponents of surrealistic art such as Jean Arp, André Breton, Salvador Dalí, Paul Delvaux, Max Ernst, René Magritte, André Masson and Yves Tanguy.

Tues-Sun 10.00-19.00

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Address Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Pº del Prado 8, tel. +34913690151.

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Surrealism and the Dream

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Pº del Prado 8, tel. +34913690151.

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