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Home » Glossary » Abstract Surrealism

Abstract surrealism is a style of art that combines elements of abstract art with the dreamlike, irrational, and symbolic imagery of surrealism. It emerged in the mid-20th century, and was practiced by a number of artists including Joan Miro, Wassily Kandinsky, and Yves Tanguy.

Abstract surrealism often features organic shapes and biomorphic forms, as well as unexpected juxtapositions of color and texture. The works are often characterized by a sense of mystery and ambiguity, and may include symbolic or mythological references.

One of the most famous examples of abstract surrealism is the work of Joan Miro, who created a series of paintings in the 1930s and 1940s that combined abstract forms with playful and surrealistic imagery. Another important figure in the development of abstract surrealism was Wassily Kandinsky, who believed that art should be a spiritual expression of the artist’s inner world.

Abstract surrealism has had a significant influence on modern and contemporary art, and has been practiced by artists around the world. It remains a popular and influential style of art, and continues to be celebrated for its ability to evoke complex emotions and ideas through abstract and symbolic forms.