The Impact of Psychoanalysis on Art


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Which psychologist is credited as the father of psychoanalysis?

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1. Which method best characterizes the earlier period of Surrealism?

2. Which artist is most commonly associated with the later Veristic Surrealists?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Despite initially appearing to have little to do with one another, psychoanalysis and artwork have a deep connection. Many artists in the 20th century used psychoanalytic theories as inspiration for their works. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the relationship between art and psychoanalysis. Some things you'll be assessed on include the founder of psychoanalysis, the characteristics of Surrealism, and artists associated with Surrealism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be asked to identify:

  • The 'father' of psychoanalysis
  • The method associated with early Surrealism
  • The artist most associated with later Veristic Surrealists
  • Who composed the Surrealist Manifesto
  • Techniques that characterize Surrealist paintings

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the characterizations of the early Surrealism period
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the history of psychoanalysis and its influences on specific artistic movements
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding techniques of Surrealist paintings

Additional Learning

To learn more about the art and psychoanalysis, review the accompanying called The Impact of Psychoanalysis on Art. This lesson helps you learn more about:

  • The two types of content in dreams
  • How surrealism came about
  • The art of dreams
  • Viewpoints of automatist and veristic Surrealists