social impact of Surrealism

“What surrealism represented to us above all was the leap into the unknown”
-Paul Laraque

We commonly associate Surrealism with non sequitur (pure craziness) paintings which are adventures into the unknown. However, Laraque is not referencing this in his quote. He’s speaking to how Surrealism had a hand in history of Haiti.

Breton’s December 20, 1945 lecture on Surrealism inspired demonstrations and strikes which led to the removal of dictator president, Elie Lescot, and his colonialist government.

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Matt Maldre
14 years ago

i’d be curious what your handwriting would look like without the all-caps and without the angled horizontals.