The Art Assignment

The Case for Surrealism

Season 3 Episode 31 | 10m 17s | Video has closed captioning.

"Surrealism" has become shorthand for the bizarre, the irrational, the hallucinatory. But what IS it? Or what WAS it? Today we delve into the history of Surrealism, as it formed in post-World War I Europe and as it has infiltrated our wider culture up to today. Here's our case for what Surrealism is, and why you should care about it.

Aired: 03/16/17

Rating: NR


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