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B is for...Bunuel



:bulletblack:Bunuel is considered the father of Cinematic Surrealism. One of his closest friends while at University was none other than Salvador Dali. (More about him when we come to D!) Bunuel's trademark focuses are animals placed oddly in films, where they supposedly would not belong, shocking and direct images - such as a sliced eyeball and the attack of Bourgeois Lifestyles.

An Eye-Opener by Whiteling

:bulletblack:After saying that every one of his films from Belle De Jour onwards would be his last, he finally kept his promise with That Obscure Object of Desire - after  which he said he'd be happy to burn all the prints of all his films - a classic Surrealist gesture if ever there was one!

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C is for Conceptual



...a dream on our way to death by foureyes

:bulletblack:The idea of Conceptual Art can often be blurred with the boundaries of Surrealism. Surreal Concepts can go hand in hand to create wonderful pieces of work.

"Surreal photography would be more about creating a world or image which goes beyond the physical world as we know it. It usually shows something which would be impossible in real life or tampers with the line defining what is real and what is imaginary. Surreal = beyond the real."
--Shalora -> Former Conceptual Gallery Moderator who knows her stuff!

D is for Dali



:bulletblack:Salvador Dali is one of the most famous Surrealists - ever! He frequently distorted landscapes, architecture and the human body. And he didn't need photoshop! However it's the modern era and

Salvador dali by echidnachick
:bulletblack:Photoshops tools can make it incredibly easy to achieve similar effects with your Photography. Whilst Dali is most famous for his Traditional Art, in-camera techniques such as distortion, blur and modifying of shutter speed can help to create similar effects.

:bulletblack:Other Useful Links...


:bulletblue:A Full Interview with *AnotherImpossibility

:bulletblue:Exploring Colour Across the Galleries - Abstract

:bulletblue: What is Abstract Photography?

:bulletblue:Project Educate - Abstract and Surreal Photography

:bulletblue:Project Educate: Photographing Glass

The A,B,C's of Abstract and Surreal



:bulletblue:Project Educate: A#

:bulletblue:Project Educate: #B #C and #D

Interviews


:bulletblue: Project Educate: Interview with *SveltePhoto

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Very cool stuff so far!
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Kaz-D Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
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carpenoctem410 Feb 14, 2011  Student General Artist
Back in school, I watched "The Andalusian Dog" in class, it was so fascinating!
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Kaz-D Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ooo it is! :D
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