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, 1904-198933 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, 1893-198320 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

Venice, the Ducal Palace
Giorgio de Chirico

Le Banquet
Rene Magritte

The Dream
Salvador Dali

Untitled
Yves Tanguy

Le Maître d'École
Rene Magritte

Le Pont d'Heraclite
Rene Magritte

La condition humaine
Rene Magritte

La Fin de temps
Rene Magritte

Le Roman Populaire
Rene Magritte

Untitled
Victor Brauner

Le Musée d'une Nuit
Rene Magritte

Illumined Pleasures
Salvador Dali

La clarivoyance
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
Musee d'IxellesBelgium (Brussels)3 artworks
Menil Collection - HoustonUnited States (Houston, Texas)3 artworks
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art - EdinburghUnited Kingdom (Edinburgh)3 artworks
Museum Boymans van Beuningen - RotterdamNetherlands (Rotterdam)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).