Is Super Mario Brothers A Surrealist Masterpiece?

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It’sa me… the unexpected combination of visual elements

We can look at Mario, and his 30+ year series of ultra-beloved games and then also look at surrealist visual art and say…hmmm… these things share some similarities! But what if we go a little deeper? And ask if there are any characteristics that go beyond the purely cosmetic–from history, to context, to impact–that might make Mario more, or a different kind of, surrealist masterpiece? Lets’a go!

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— VISUAL ART —

1. The Persistence of Memory – Salvador Dali
2. Golconda – Rene Magritte
3. African Sonata – Vladimir Kush
4. Son of Man – Renee Magritte
5. The Harlequins Carnival – Joan Miro
6. The Elephant Celebes – Max Ernst
7. Diary of Discoveries – Vladimir Kush
8. Metaphysical Interior With Biscuits – Giorgio de Chirico
9. Atmospheric Skull Sodomizing a Grand Piano – Salvador Dali
10. Cat and I – Wanda Wulz
11. Fair Captive – Rene Magritte
12. The Fools Rule The World – Gyuri Lohmuller
13. Unknown-Salvador Dali
14. Innocence – Rafal Olbinski
15. Sunrise By The Ocean – Vladimir Kush
16. La Poupee – Hans Bellmer
17. Luncheon in Fur – Merret Oppenheim
18. Departure of the Winged Ship – Vladimir Kush
19. Birthday Painting – Dorothea Tanner
20. Lobster Telephone – Salvador Dali
21. Metamorphosis of Narcissus – Salvador Dali

— MORE TEXTUAL SOURCES —

Idea Channel Footnotes Entries: http://bit.ly/2uNtYiD
Q&A: ‘Mario’ creator Shigeru Miyamoto – https://usat.ly/2uNOcsI
Super Mario Bros. Instruction Booklet – http://bit.ly/2uNPFPF
Where did ‘Bowser’s’ name come from? – http://bit.ly/2uNLwv7

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