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automatism

automatism  

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A method of painting or drawing in which conscious control is suppressed, allowing the subconscious to take over. André Breton wrote in the Surrealist manifesto of 1924 of ‘pure psychic automatism’, ...
dendrite

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n. one of the shorter branching processes of the cell body of a neuron, which makes contact with other neurons at synapses and carries nerve impulses from them into the cell body.
Max Ernst

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(1891–1976)German-born painter, who became a French citizen in 1958. He was a leading member of the dada and surrealist movements and developed the technique of frottage.Under parental pressure, ...
surrealism

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A 20th-century avant-garde movement in art and literature which sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind, for example by the irrational juxtaposition of images. Launched in ...

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