El Surrealismo Compartido

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Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Ryan Davis

Mentor Department

Languages, Literatures and Cultures


This essay will be focusing on the three most representative figures in the world of Spanish surrealism, Federico García Lorca, Salvador Dalí y Luis Buñuel. The analysis focuses mostly on the works of Lorca and Dalí, but also includes different aspects from the filmmaker Buñuel. These three artists contribute surrealist works in literature, art and film. Although Lorca, Dalí and Buñuel worked in three different mediums, they each used specific references and symbology in which connected their united vanguard vision. Amongst this group, the use of animal symbology can represent fear of death, but also can even be tied to the exploration of sexuality. Other symbols commonly used by these three artists are numbers, parts of the human body and the general use of surrealist aesthetics. This essay will look at "Poemas en prosa", "Poeta en Nueva York" and "El público" from Lorca in relationship to Dalí's "Aparición de un rostro y un frutero en la playa," "La persistencia de la memoria" and Buñuels famous short film, "El Perro Andaluz."



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