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, 1903-196692 artworks
André BretonFrench, 1896-19661 artwork
Salvador DalìSpanish, 1904-198942 artworks
Giorgio de ChiricoGreek, 1888-197851 artworks
Paul DelvauxBelgian, 1897-199424 artworks
Oscar DominguezSpanish, 1906-195850 artworks
Marcel DuchampFrench, 1887-19684 artworks
Max ErnstGerman, 1891-197647 artworks
René MagritteBelgian, 1898-1967317 artworks
Andre MassonFrench, 1896-198743 artworks
Joan MiróSpanish, 1893-198359 artworks
Wolfgang PaalenAustrian, 1905-19596 artworks
Man RayAmerican, 1890-197611 artworks
Kay SageAmerican, 1898-19635 artworks
Jindřich ŠtyrskýCzech, 1899-19424 artworks
Yves TanguyFrench, 1900-195555 artworks
Dorothea TanningGerman, 1910-20121 artwork
Random artworks by artists related to this movement

La Terre de Feu
René Magritte

Composition
Oscar Dominguez

The Dream
Salvador Dalì

Le Prêtre marié
René Magritte

Les Amants
René Magritte

Hills
Man Ray

Le Musée d'une Nuit
René Magritte

La clarivoyance
René Magritte

Rigefield
Man Ray

Untitled
Max Ernst

L'Aiguillon
René Magritte

The Moon
Andre Masson

Composition
Yves Tanguy

Le Chant d'Amour
René Magritte

Landscape
Yves Tanguy

Anpor
Man Ray

Piazza d'Italia
Giorgio de Chirico

L'Aube à Cayenne
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).