What is surrealism?

00:05:42 1539 Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Short animated video by Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen explaining Surrealism to children for art education.
René Magritte

René Magritte was a Belgian surrealist artist, well known for his witty and thought-provoking images such as his 'The Treachery of Images', which shows a pipe with the letters painted below "Ceci n'est pas une pipe".

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Salvador Dalí

Spanish artist Salvador Dalí (Figueras 1904 – 1989) was a groundbreaking icon of the Surrealist movement. He is consired one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. Extraordinarily imaginative, he also sculpted, and contributed to fashion, photography and theater.

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Sometimes you come across really bizarre things: in the streets, in pop music or in design. Milou wonders where these strange ideas come from and visits the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.

There she finds out more about surrealism and the methods used by surrealists as Max Ernst, Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte.

Video credits

  • Camera and editing: Wouter Schreuder
  • Presentation: Milou Adjanga
  • Music: Arthur Bont and Vincent Beijer
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