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, 1903-196693 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, 1887-19685 artworks
Max ErnstGerman, 1891-197647 artworks
René MagritteBelgian, 1898-1967317 artworks
Andre MassonFrench, 1896-198743 artworks
Joan MiróSpanish, 1893-198361 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

Les Odalisques
Oscar Dominguez

Congres
Paul Delvaux

Untitled
Victor Brauner

La belle captive
René Magritte

Untitled
Joan Miró

Le Génie Bonhomme
René Magritte

La belle captive
René Magritte

Untitled
Yves Tanguy

Living Still Life
Salvador Dalì

Invitation to Flight
Victor Brauner

Faubourg
Paul Delvaux

Two Forces
Victor Brauner

Shéhérazade
René Magritte

L'Explication
René Magritte
Top 10 museums with Surrealist art
Tate Modern - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)23 artworks
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art - EdinburghUnited Kingdom (Edinburgh)17 artworks
Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NYUnited States (New York)10 artworks
Museum of Modern Art - New YorkUnited States (New York City)7 artworks
Art Institute of ChicagoUnited States (Chicago)5 artworks
St. Louis Art MuseumUnited States (St. Louis, MO)5 artworks
Kunsthaus - ZurichSwitzerland (Zurich)4 artworks
Musees Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique - BrusselsBelgium (Brussels)4 artworks
Museum Boymans van Beuningen - RotterdamNetherlands (Rotterdam)3 artworks
Philadelphia Museum of ArtUnited States (Philadelphia, PA)3 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).