Surrealism was first a literary movement in the 20th century, and was later joined by visual arts, photography and film. In response to the failure of the war, artists sought a liberation from thought, which would no longer be dictated by reason. They are in search of a liberation from creation and expression, based on dreams' mechanisms. André Breton defined the movement in the first Manifesto of Surrealism in 1924. Mainly based in Paris, then world capital of the arts, the artists come from all over Europe and the United States: Eluard, Aragon, De Chirico, Ernst, Masson, Man Ray, Miró, Magritte or Dalí.
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The "exquisite corpse" game was invented by the Surrealists. First used by writers, it consisted in writing a sentence without knowing what the previous player wrote. Each player had to write a subject, verb and then complement. The process was then applied to drawing. This game involves the unconscious, major topic for surrealists.
" Dear imagination, what I love the most about you is that you don't forgive. " André Breton


1 October 2018 4 February 2019 Exhibition Finished
Bringing together nearly 150 works, this retrospective traces the technical and stylistic evolution of the artist. Miró creates from his dreams and opens the door to his poetic universe. Miró transformed the world around him with an apparent simplicity of means, whether a symbol, the tracing of a finger or water on paper, a seemingly fragile line on the canvas, a line in the ground fused with fire, or an...

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