Exploring the Surreal with Peter Capaldi | Unlock Art | Tate


surrealism began in 1924 impasse in this cafe with this poet Andre Breton note the hair Surrealists have luxuriant hair breslin published a manifesto was inspired by this man Sigmund Freud not the beard psychoanalysts had luxuriant beards Freud wrote a book called the interpretation of dreams he believed that there was a deep layer of the human mind where memory and our most basic instincts were stored he called it the unconscious mind since most of the time we were not aware of it Breton believed art and literature could represent the unconscious mind these are some of the artists who agreed with him Salvador Dali Max Ernst Meret Oppenheim one Meera Dorothea Talent Eve tangley Lee Miller Rene Magritte Claude kahoot surrealist artist about sex this because Freud believed the primary motivation for all things in life was sex he changed his mind later bet on believed the desire was central to the surrealist vision of love poetry and liberty it was the key to understanding human beings here is a piece of surrealist sculpture by Meret Oppenheim Surrealists liked to put objects that were not normally associated with one another together to make something that was playful and disturbing at the same time in order to stimulate the unconscious mind this is a sculpture by Salvador Dali called lobster telephone it’s about food and sex there were essentially two types of surrealist painting one of our dreams full of lots of Freudian symbols like apples hats and birds and one’s called automatism inspired by Freud’s idea of free association which was designed to reveal the unconscious mind here is an example of ultimate ISM by Jean Mira it’s mainly blue because Mira like to represent dreams use of the color blue the shapes are arbitrary as if drawn from the artist’s unconscious mind me Rose conscious mind as then turn the shapes and kabab jects like a shooting star a breast and the horse they were also surrealist films the most famous was a champ and Alou made by Lu even well and Salvador Dali his best-known this scene some people didn’t like surrealism Freud didn’t like it he’d spent his life deciphering the codes of the unconscious mind so that people could understand themselves better he thought artists should paint the conscious mind and waste their time painting Freudian symbols like the apples hats and birds but surrealism continues for the huge influence of culture and society today as Brett John said surrealism is not just an art it’s a way of thinking a way of life way of transforming existence you

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  • Lysergic Casserole

    Hehe, so playful

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  • Amanda Evans

    Was that a fucking eyeball getting cut open? Yikes!!

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  • lilacmoon6

    ugh ugh ugh ugh, why did i have to see that guy's eyeball get sliced open??? that's disgusting!

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  • Julie Pound

    OK who clicked this because he was frome doctor who

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  • E Latchman

    can someone please tell me the name of the music in the background around 3:20

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  • alex Moreira

    0:23 what is that pink thing moving ??

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  • Moshe Finkelstein

    Art is now so complex to understand, the government must teach us, and wipe us in the ass when gone to the toilett.

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  • James Barton

    Thanks. ^_^ This was fun and interesting.

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  • Soreina Summers

    Man, this was really informative. Me studying Art and History, this was so useful! Simply awesome!

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  • Melissa Rosario

    my favorite type of art work

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  • TheQuestion42

    We need Peter Capaldi back. Best Doctor ever. )-;

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  • Charlie Salzman

    Nice to hear one the doctor’s legendary lectures from series 10

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  • Faith Sears

    I am an artist. I love art history and Peter Capaldi. He also did a documentary about da Vinci. I am so happy that he appreciates the visual arts too!

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  • Men With ven 28

    Where was all the swearing

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  • Sammy Plays

    Boo this sucks

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  • XoXo Zo

    I recently made a surrealism video at school and this helped me with the unit. It's so interesting! If anyone is interested in my video, it's called "severance" on my channel 🙂 also if anyone else makes surrealistic videos, I'd love to see them

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  • HADOW S

    what is the music? please!

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  • Shannon Harrison

    Such a fun way to sum it all up. Thanks!

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  • BG NC

    I want a lobster telephone

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  • Destiny Fate

    I've never heard a pigeon screech like an eagle…

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  • Jonathan Long

    I learned about all of this in Art history class. Sophmore year of highschool.

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  • Catherine Smith

    Just keep saying sex 😝😂

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  • Alissa M

    His voice, the way he speaks and articulates every single word is very soothing. How can you not like the Scots?! 🙂

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  • joe curtin

    It started around 1918 as a small group of poets and intellectuals experimenting with automatic writing. Not 1921.

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  • Maxwell The Brave

    Who better than the Doctor to explain surrealism?

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  • Lex Hackley

    anyone know the song at 1:49

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  • geezusispan

    Surrealism took down the USSR and now they are working on the USA. Rick Perry as a presidential candidate said he would do away with three departments. He named 2, but couldn't remember the the third, it was The Dept. of Energy. He is now the Secretary of Energy, the head of that department. The whole government is like this. trump is on TV more than anybody has ever been on TV and he lies several times everyday. Sometime correcting one lie with a different lie. Allowing whole arms of the government to just languish and die.

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  • ilsid clyde Auditor

    freud also nge!!!(^●^)

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  • 12thDoctor's Companion

    "Freud believed the primary motivation for all things in life was sex"
    Me, an asexual: looks at the camera like I'm on The Office

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  • The Awkward Whovian

    Pretty sure I fell asleep halfway through this… Can't tell if the cause was the music or Peter's voice. Probably Peter's voice.

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  • Jakub Bondor

    Amazing explanation and video editing, definitely easier to memorize and learn

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  • JP Studios

    "Who put those notes and phrases together? Who really composed..Beethoven's Fifth?"

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  • deep Daftary

    Doctor Who

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  • minuteskill

    Does anyone know the song title for the closing track?

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  • Jerald Saju

    What did i just watch?

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  • Joselito Paz

    this will always give me asmr vibes

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  • sclogse1

    The whistling music at the end says "Western". I was hoping this would be much longer. Pick up The Shadow And It's Shadow. Surrealist Writings On The Cinema. By Paul Hammond. Lots of great stuff in it. Now get off my zombie, you're blocking his glacier!

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  • Faris Azim

    Wasn't it Apollinaire who coined the term..

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  • O B

    Literally one of the doctors lectures

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  • ALAN LAWRENCE

    Some documentaries are too long, this one was far to short. It was over before the presenter had got warmed up. Make another film with the same content… but much longer. 1 hour at least.

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  • Jong Yeon Lim

    Wait. Presented by who?

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  • Flying Pengwen {Matt Bunting}

    He is doing it as 12 ❤️❤️

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  • concon09090

    I could listen to Capaldi explain things for hours, tbh.

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  • The Awkward Whovian

    Anyone else getting some serious LittleBIGplanet vibes?

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  • concon09090

    00:30 RIP in peace

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  • george ghazal

    140

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  • Isa Mekail Mahmud

    F you freud

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  • Margaret Farquhar

    The Doctor could narrate anything and I would listen
    Love ❤️ Capaldi

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  • Some Game Developer

    Awesome video!

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