Surrealism
(An artistic movement)

Dates: 1924-1970

European literature and visual arts movement. Its members created compositions where elements were painted in a realistic way, with accurate brush strokes, but put together in improbable or grotesque poses in order to represent dreams.
People associated with this movement
Victor BraunerRomanian, 1903-196678 artworks
André BretonFrench, 1896-19661 artwork
Salvador DaliSpanish, 1904-198928 artworks
Giorgio de ChiricoGreek, 1888-197814 artworks
Paul DelvauxBelgian, 1897-19949 artworks
Oscar DominguezSpanish, 1906-195839 artworks
Marcel DuchampFrench, 1887-19682 artworks
Max ErnstGerman, 1891-19767 artworks
Rene MagritteBelgian, 1898-1967296 artworks
Andre MassonFrench, 1896-198720 artworks
Joan MiróSpanish, 1893-198312 artworks
Wolfgang PaalenAustrian, 1905-19595 artworks
Man RayAmerican, 1890-19764 artworks
Kay SageAmerican, 1898-19631 artwork
Jindřich ŠtyrskýCzech, 1899-19422 artworks
Yves TanguyFrench, 1900-195547 artworks
Dorothea TanningGerman, 1910-20121 artwork
Random artworks by artists related to this movement

Le Baiser
Rene Magritte

The Coup de Grace
Oscar Dominguez

Le monde des images
Rene Magritte

Le Voyage des fleurs
Rene Magritte

The Fishmongers
Andre Masson

Moments musicaux
Rene Magritte

La fin du Monde
Rene Magritte

Composition
Yves Tanguy

Le sorcier
Rene Magritte

La Clef des champs
Rene Magritte

The Woods
Oscar Dominguez

Untitled
Victor Brauner

La Clef des songes
Rene Magritte

Le regard intérieur
Rene Magritte

Spring Explosive
Salvador Dali

Characters
Victor Brauner

Objets Familiers
Rene Magritte
Top 10 museums with Surrealist art
Tate Modern - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)8 artworks
Museum of Modern Art - New YorkUnited States (New York City)5 artworks
Tate Britain - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)4 artworks
Musees Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique - BrusselsBelgium (Brussels)4 artworks
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art - EdinburghUnited Kingdom (Edinburgh)3 artworks
Menil Collection - HoustonUnited States (Houston, Texas)3 artworks
Kunsthaus - ZurichSwitzerland (Zurich)3 artworks
Musee d'IxellesBelgium (Brussels)3 artworks
Philadelphia Museum of ArtUnited States (Philadelphia, PA)2 artworks
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - MunichGermany (Oberschleißheim)2 artworks
Important dates
Founding date:  1924
Why 1924?: Publishing of the Surrealist Manifesto by André Breton.

End date:  1970
Why 1970?: Death of André Breton (1966) and end of Situationist International (1972).