Oneiric Surrealism

There is the two main kinds of surrealist art is automatic and oneiric, or “dream like.” Automatism is similar to the theory of free association by Freud. Free association was the method used to explore the unconscious. It consisted of allowing the patient to explore its own issues and resolutions by exploring all possible sources of his or her troubles. The aim was to bring the unconscious thoughts to the subconscious and release suppressed emotions or feelings. The patient essentially talks of whatever came to their mind and tried to make sense of it.

This method can be seen in surrealist art, as some paintings are comprised of a number of unrelated objects compiled together into a single composition. Oneiric surrealism on the other hand was more central to Freud’s famous book The Interpretation of Dreams. This approach believed that dreams were workings of the unconscious and had a greater deeper meaning. Oneiric is an adjective that describes things related to dreams. At the end of “The Wizard of Oz”, you are left to decide if Dorothy really travelled to Oz or if she was simply in an oneiric state, dreaming up the whole adventure.
Oneiric comes from the Greek word oneiros, meaning a dream. In Greek mythology, the Oneiroi, or Dreams, were the brothers (or sons, depending on the author) of Hypnos, or Sleep. Homer, Ovid, and Euripides all wrote about them — Homer in both the “Odyssey” and the “Iliad.” The adjective oneiric is often used in film theory to describe the dream-like elements of a movie.
One of great sample in Oneiric Surrealist is promising artist Constanza Andrea Fuentes Ojeda. Coni being into surrealist-oneiric art (which contains a glum touch) since she was 16. It was a bit hard at first because she was fell for art only by expressing her self and everything was fully connected to her feelings and to the internal pain her felt by that time, in fact, Coni didn’t reveal her real name and she was used to call herself LOS, because Coni didn’t want anybody to realize that it was her.
Today, Coni 21 and she was really able to say openly who she is: Coni Fuentes, the person who knew art as a way of channeling her internal conflicts.

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