Luis Bunuel


A notorious sequence from 1923’s Un Chien Andalou

Today is surrealist filmmaker Luis Bunuel‘s birthday (1900-1983).

From “Design as a Creative Prinicple in the Arts”:

Realism is often associated with, and often rationalized as, a scientific view of the world, but the impetus behind realistic art, good or bad, is of social and not scientific origin.  There is a curious law of art, seen in Van Gogh and in some of the Surrealists, that even the attempt to reproduce the act of seeing, when carried out with sufficient energy, tends to lose its realism and take on the unnatural glittering intensity of hallucination.  (CW 27, 232)

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