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, 1903-196694 artworks
André BretonFrench, 1896-19661 artwork
Salvador DalìSpanish, 1904-198951 artworks
Giorgio de ChiricoGreek, 1888-197855 artworks
Paul DelvauxBelgian, 1897-199427 artworks
Oscar DominguezSpanish, 1906-195850 artworks
Marcel DuchampFrench, 1887-196811 artworks
Max ErnstGerman, 1891-197651 artworks
H.R. GigerSwiss, 1940-20141 artwork
René MagritteBelgian, 1898-1967319 artworks
Andre MassonFrench, 1896-198744 artworks
Joan MiróSpanish, 1893-198368 artworks
Wolfgang PaalenAustrian, 1905-19596 artworks
Francis PicabiaFrench, 1879-1953414 artworks
Man RayAmerican, 1890-197614 artworks
Kay SageAmerican, 1898-19635 artworks
Jindřich ŠtyrskýCzech, 1899-19424 artworks
Yves TanguyFrench, 1900-195557 artworks
Dorothea TanningGerman, 1910-20121 artwork
Random artworks by artists related to this movement

Determining a Space
Victor Brauner

Interior Horizon
Victor Brauner

Le Plagiat
René Magritte

Portrait of Yvette
Francis Picabia

La grande table
René Magritte

Le Sourire du Diable
René Magritte

Toros
Oscar Dominguez

Folded Head
Victor Brauner

Woman in a Green Shawl
Francis Picabia

Greta Garbo
Francis Picabia

Hanging Pierrot
Francis Picabia

L'Envolee
René Magritte

Woman on a Balcony
Oscar Dominguez

Hanmur Trilogy
Wolfgang Paalen

Le monde des images
René Magritte
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).