Again Neil Spiller shows up, for a second part of Surrealism this time with detail. Tell you the truth; the second part of surrealism did not connect with the first part of surrealism. Neil Spiller began with showing us with series of images and most of them were Salvador Dali artwork. I believe Neil Spiller is completely stuck with Salvador Dali’s work, and as a big inspiration on him. He lectured us about the secret stories of Dali’s work.

The stories reminded me of time I learnt about the golden section in typography. The golden section was difficult to learn at first, but by calculating the numbers of the golden section then made sense.  The golden section is also known as the golden ratio. Golden section is graphical tool used in graphic design but also used in architecture such as the golden rectangles.

Back to Neil Spiller, he also spoke about Dadaism a cultural movement that began in Switzerland, during World War 1 and peaked from 1916 to 1922. In my eyes I see Dadaism and surrealism relatively the same from the feeling of the movements. And I personally like Dadaism better than surrealism. Neil spiller continued by speaking about dali’s museum, in St. Petersburg, Florida.

After that he introduced us to other surrealist artists such as Joan Miro, Rene Magritte, Max Eenst and Man Ray. This is the bit where the lecture gets interesting; May Ray is one of my favourite artists, he was a significant contributor to both the Dada and surrealist movements. But I admire his photography more than his dada and surrealism work. Man Ray black and white contrast photography’s are my favourite. His art spanned painting, sculpture; film, prints and poetry are also well known. He also successfully navigated the worlds of commercial and fine art, and came to be a sought – after fashion photographer.


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