Surrealism emphasised one aspect of Freud's teachings: the importance of the subconscious. According to the Surrealists, significant
truths are those deeply buried in the psych, suppressed by the conscious mind. In order to expose these 'truths', the conscious
mind must be challenged.
Apollinaire argued that when man wanted to simulate movement he invented the wheel and not a pair of mechanical legs. This
same principal is applicable to art. Through a rejection of the concept of a mirroring a familiar and recognisable reality,
a naturalistic `slice of life' and by laying claim to the powers of the imagination new, and better ways of expressing reality
could be found.