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Idea Channel: Super Mario as Surrealist Art?

We all know the Mario Brothers. But have you ever stepped back and tried looking at those games from a fresh perspective? They're bananas! There are armored turtles who stand on their hind legs and steal princesses! There are bullets with FACES! We make a case for Mario's inclusion into a canon of art wider than "Video Game": we think Mario is a piece of surrealist art.

 

Idea Channel is a new web series from PBS Arts that delves into the complex relationship between modern technology and art.

Hosted by Mike Rugnetta (@mikerugnetta)

Made by Kornhaber Brown

 

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