Surrealism: Exploring the Unconscious in Art


This course explores the historical origins, key motivators, influential artists, techniques, and themes of Surrealism, as well as its impact and legacy in the art world. It covers the role of Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic theories, the life and works of key Surrealist artists such as Salvador Dalí and René Magritte, and the use of chance and randomness in Surrealist art.

What you will learn

By completing this course, learners will gain a comprehensive understanding of Surrealism, including its historical context, key figures, artistic techniques, and its lasting impact on contemporary art.

Course program

Historical Origins of Surrealism
Main Motivators and Supporters of Surrealism
Places and Movements of Surrealism
Life and Works of Key Surrealist Artists
Surrealist Techniques and Methods
Surrealist Themes and Motifs
Surrealism's Impact and Legacy