Surrealism is probably my favorite period in art history.
‘Surrealism had a great effect on me because then I realized that the imagery in my mind wasn’t insanity. Surrealism to me is reality.’ John Lennon
As soon as a soul gains human form and steps into this world in the form of a human body it is limited by outside word, led by incalculable false ambitions and demands from the cruel society it is forced to perceive as reality. The clear pages of child’s primary consciousness are burnt in a fire of greed and an admiration for power. The society has created theatrical environment where competition and desire to be better than another play the main roles. TV and magazines are promoting unreachable, idealized idea of life, giving an impression of being available to anyone which causes the soul to freeze in a bubble of new technological gadgets, social networking, desire to share life in order to gain acceptation from others and gain a higher places in social hierarchy resulting in proclamation to have any more effort to search for a deeper meaning of being. ‘The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown’ - H.P. Lovecraft. The fear of the unknown and unexplainable has grown with expectations of the tragic, brought upon us with misinterpretation of the bible and a cuddle of habitual admiration to comfortable trends of society causing the action and reaction process to be controlled by automatically trained trait of thought based on socially acceptable morals and reasons.
‘Till she who burns with youth, and knows no fixed lot; is bound
In spells of law to one she loaths: and must she drag the chain
Of life, in weary lust! must chilling murderous thoughts, obscure
The clear heaven of her eternal spring! to bear the wintry rage
Of a harsh terror driv’n to madness, bound to hold a rod
Over her shrinking shoulders all the day; and all the night
To turn the wheel of false desire: and longings that wake her womb
To the abhorred birth of cherubs in the human form
That live a pestilence & die a meteor & are no more.’