1. surrealism

noun. ['sɝˈiːlɪzəm, sɝˈiːəˌlɪzəm'] a 20th century movement of artists and writers (developing out of dadaism) who used fantastic images and incongruous juxtapositions in order to represent unconscious thoughts and dreams.


  • surrealist
  • artistic movement

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Example sentences of the word surrealism

1. Noun, singular or mass
Salvador Dali is regarded in the art world as the master of surrealism.

Quotes containing the word surrealism

1. American art in general... takes to surreal exaggerations and metaphors; but its Puritan work ethic has little use for the playful self-indulgence behind Parisian Surrealism.
- John Updike

2. Surrealism: An archaic term. Formerly an art movement. No longer distinguishable from everyday life.
- Brad Holland

3. She’s not a pothead. That thing on her neck is a vase. And anyway, I’m all for legalization. After all, why should surrealism be illegal?
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE