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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsurrealismsur‧real‧is‧m /səˈrɪəlɪzəm/ noun [uncountable]  ALAVPa style of 20th-century art or literature in which the artist or writer connects unrelated images and objects in a strange waysurrealist adjective a surrealist paintingsurrealist noun [countable]
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surrealismIndeed, Lacan was much influenced by surrealism, and Bowie compares his writing to Finnegans Wake.The artist portrayed images of daily life in his native town of Ocotlan with vivid colors, surrealism and magical realism.Sometimes Doogan abandons her classical re-visions altogether and heads into surrealism.We will find here, in the case of surrealism, a not dissimilar state of affairs.Much the opposite with postmodernist surrealism and pop art.Not that we should over-emphasise Lorca's surrealism.M'ARS specialise in a distinctive form of traditionalism, close to surrealism.
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