In the late 19th century, some artists wanted to reveal feelings rather than objectively-viewed reality, recognizing that a viewers reaction to the world influences what he or she sees. Expressionists, which as a movement began proper in early 20th century France and Germany, transformed color and manipulated form to reveal a subjective interior reality.
E. L. Kirchner, The Street, (1907)
Emil Nolde, Still Life with Masks, (1911)
Vincent Van Gogh, Starry Night, (1889)
Surrealism developed from the growing popularity of Freuds works in the 20th century, which led some artists to try to use the visual arts to explore the subconscious. Surrealist artists attempted to portray dream worlds and, in general, to free artists from rational thought and allow them to reach what they believed was a deeper reality.
Salvador Dalí, The Persistence of Memory, (1931)
Joan Miró, Spanish Dancer, (1945)
René Magritte, Time Transfixed, (1938)
Max Ernst, The King Playing with the Queen, (1944)
Respond in writing to the following question after reading Chapter 14, and watching the video above, and viewing the Web Assignments and the links above.
How did new psychology influence the birth of key movements in the arts such as expressionism and surrealism?
Provide specific details from three artworks from above or from your text.
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