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Surrealism is an artistic and literary movement that emerged in the early 1920s, which emphasized the power of the unconscious mind and irrationality as a means of unlocking the creative potential of the human psyche. Surrealist artists and writers sought to explore the world of dreams, free association, and the subconscious in order to reveal deeper truths about the human experience.
We have previously covered Alice Zilberberg on Surrealism Today. Statement In this series, Zilberberg creates animal montages as an expression of self-therapy. As an urbanite, functioning day-to-day in a fast-paced, built environment can be emotionally unsettling. The artist regrounds herself in the sense of calm issued by these animals. These creatures reinstate a presence, a […]
Valeriu BuevCategories: PaintingThemes: Figurative, Juxtaposition, Lyrical, Politics, Psychological
The paintings of Moldovan artist Valeriu Buev explore the strange and poetic tragedy of the human condition. Although Buev uses the language of surrealism and dream, his stunning images remain fully rooted both psychically and technically in material reality. Through the processes of distortion and imagination, Buev confronts the stark costs of humanity’s darker tendencies, […]
Return of the Salvador Dalí TarotCategories: BookThemes: Alegorical, Conceptual, Figurative, Illustration, Juxtaposition, Mysticism, Painterly, Psychological
When most people think about Salvador Dalí, the first thing that comes to mind is likely his mind-bending work as one of the vanguards of surrealism—melting clocks, spindly-limbed monsters, bizarre tableaus that tread the line between dreamscape and nightmare… either that or his trademark mustache. However, Dalí’s oeuvre is not simply limited to oil paintings; […]
Biography Melbourne artist Xtian was conceived in East Germany but born in Hungary – that makes him one part Australian and two parts former communist. He’s been actively collaging for two-plus decades – but is not adverse to making music or short animations. His works can best be described as questions, or “edge of comprehension”. […]
“The Surrealists” Film on KickstarterCategories: Video and CinemaThemes: Pop Culture, Psychological, Whimsical
Surrealism: a 20th 21st-century avant-garde movement in art and literature that sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind… One hundred years ago, with their world on the brink of chaos, a pack of misfits called “The Surrealists” banded together to make art that would reject logic and reason, with a goal of […]