1. The word surrealist was first used when a French poet
described a Parisian stage set designed 1917 for the ballet Parade.
A) Pablo Picasso
2. The set was designed by
3. In 1924 which French author codified it with a
manifesto that laid out strict rules for its followers. He decreed that art should
be created for art's sake in the name of freedom.
C) André Breton
D) Luis Bunuel
4. "Like impressionism, which is now a term used to describe almost anything
from movies to interior decoration, surrealism has become an everyday term to describe
anything weird or disturbing."
In the painting: "the Lovers" what is "weird and disturbing"?
lovers are dead
B) the lovers are
of different races
C) the lovers have
bags bags over their heads
D) the lovers are of the
5. In their paintings, surrealists tried to reproduce a
world of dreams, like Constellations of the early 1940s -- which filled the
skies with body parts. Who painted it?
B) Joan Miró
6. Who painted landscapes, in which human figures sprout animal
appendages and an empty table stands in the desert.
7. World War II arrived and the core group of surrealists broke
apart, fleeing the Nazi takeover of Europe. Yet their influence was still enormous.
Who was one of the most important artists of the post World War II era, who began making
abstract paintings while working with the surrealist Andre Masson in the 1940s?
8. In 1950 who designed dream sequences for such
films as Spellbound ?
B) André Masson
C) Joseph Cornell
D) Salvador Dali
9. Who was the film director of Spellbound ?
A) Cecil B.
B) Alfred Hitchcock
C) Stanley Kubrick
D) Steven Speilberg
10. Who were Leonora Carrington, Frida Kahlo, and Dorothea Tanning ?
for surrealist painters
of the feminist movement
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