Online courseArt analysisArt history

Understanding Surrealist Art

Estimated time
5 hours

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In the online course “Understanding Surrealist Art ” you will learn how to interpret surrealist art and its concepts, origins and trends.

You will learn:

  • what was surrealist art
  • the origin and essence
  • the concepts of surrealism
  • the Dada movement and its importance for surrealism
  • the themes of surrealism
  • how to interpret surrealist works
  • the main artists

The emblematic artists and works of the Surrealist movement and learn how to analyze works of surrealist art .

Understanding Surrealist Art – Overview

Language – English

Also available in – Português

Includes 24-hour lifetime access for an unlimited time to:

  • Lessons for each theme of the program
  • Evaluation (1 final questionnaire)
  • Certificate.

Who should take this online course ?

  • Students and teachers of art and art history.
  • Artists, art historians, museologists, art curators and professionals in cultural communication and cultural tourism.
  • All those who want to know and understand surrealist art .

No access requirements.


Certificado de Formação. Entidade CertificadaAt the end of the course, a training certificate will be issued . Know more.

We are a training entity certified by DGERT – Training Entity Certificate No. 1800/2015 – so the certificate has international validity.




The course price (a single payment) includes all content, assessment and certificate. The value is exempt from VAT under paragraph 10 of Article 9 of the CIVA.


The course is organized in parts or modules in order to facilitate the learning sequence. However, you can freely browse the entire course without any restrictions 24 hours a day, according to your interests and your own work method.

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How it works


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Immediate start. Access every day, 24 hours a day to all content.

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From any device

Optimized for mobile devices. You just need an internet connection.

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For unlimited time

There is no time limit to complete your course. And you can access it whenever you want and as many times as you want.

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The course price includes the evaluation and Certificate.

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Course structure

1 – Surrealism

Lesson 1

Surrealism – history and essence

Lesson 2

The Dada movement and the development of surrealism

Lesson 3

Themes in surrealist art

2 – Analysis of surrealist artworks

Lesson 4

Les Palais des rideaux III (Palace of curtains III), René Magritte

Lesson 5

The Hallucinogenic Toreador, Salvador Dalí

3 – Artists and reference works of Surrealist art

Lesson 9

Artists and reference works of surrealist art.

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