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, 1904-198932 artworks
Giorgio de ChiricoGreek, 1888-197823 artworks
Paul DelvauxBelgian, 1897-199412 artworks
Oscar DominguezSpanish, 1906-195841 artworks
Marcel DuchampFrench, 1887-19682 artworks
Max ErnstGerman, 1891-19769 artworks
Rene MagritteBelgian, 1898-1967296 artworks
Andre MassonFrench, 1896-198721 artworks
Joan MiróSpanish, 1893-198319 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

La Valse Hésitation
Rene Magritte

Still LIfe with Fish
Oscar Dominguez

Les Amants
Rene Magritte

Beautiful World
Rene Magritte

Golconde
Rene Magritte

Star
Andre Masson

The Question
Victor Brauner

Congres
Paul Delvaux

Shéhérazade
Rene Magritte

Eye of the Mountain
Rene Magritte

Le Miroir Vivant
Rene Magritte

Le Baiser
Rene Magritte

Le Maître d'École
Rene Magritte
Top 10 museums with Surrealist art
Tate Modern - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)12 artworks
Tate Britain - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)6 artworks
Museum of Modern Art - New YorkUnited States (New York City)5 artworks
Musees Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique - BrusselsBelgium (Brussels)4 artworks
Kunsthaus - ZurichSwitzerland (Zurich)4 artworks
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art - EdinburghUnited Kingdom (Edinburgh)3 artworks
Menil Collection - HoustonUnited States (Houston, Texas)3 artworks
Museum Boymans van Beuningen - RotterdamNetherlands (Rotterdam)3 artworks
Musee d'IxellesBelgium (Brussels)3 artworks
Philadelphia Museum of ArtUnited States (Philadelphia, PA)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).