The Juxtaposed: Rousseau, Magritte, Cornell

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United through their art, this talk with images explores the connections between three vastly different artists: France’s Henri Rousseau, Belgium’s René Magritte, and U.S.A.’s Joseph Cornell. Surrealism, a literary and visual artistic movement which began in the 1920s, experimented with new modes of expression. Rousseau, pre-dating Surrealism, was a naive “involuntary” Surrealist and was adored by the Surrealist group of Paris. Magritte’s works, quintessentially Surreal, helped define this artistic form. Cornell appreciated the movement but took it in his own direction. All offered a lighter even humorous side of Surrealism.