March 26, 2017 at The SF Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco.
Surreal Art was a movement in the art world of Europe, begun in the twenties, following the Dada Art movement. Dada was an anti-war movement, but Surreal was focused on alternative ways of seeing reality, using dreams and vision depictions. Freud had a great influence on these ideas.
Swedenborg predicted Freud’s ideas by thinking of dreams as a source of information to help understand ourselves. He recorded many of his own dreams and explained what he thought were the spiritual and natural causes, as well as the reasons for the dreams.
We will look at some Surreal art, while discussing Swedenborg’s ideas. Then we will do a small practical art lesson that may help you express your own dreams and envision life, in the wonderful fluid medium of watercolor. RSVP required for lesson.