Surrealism is a life philosophy that has adopted the injunction of the oracle carved in the corridor of Apollo’s temple at Delphi, ΓΝΩΘΙ ΣΕΑΥΤΟΝ (gnothi seauton), the motto of which means “Know yourself.”
Surrealist art is based on images and ideas that come straight from the subconscious. Rational functions and logical thinking are surpassed by the spontaneous flow of creative impulses from the surrealistic mind of the artist. Making surrealist art is largely a process of coincidence, a process which might be called an automated stream of subconsciousness.
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