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, 1903-196697 artworks
André BretonFrench, 1896-19661 artwork
Salvador DalìSpanish, 1904-198966 artworks
Giorgio de ChiricoGreek, 1888-197858 artworks
Paul DelvauxBelgian, 1897-199428 artworks
Oscar DominguezSpanish, 1906-195852 artworks
Marcel DuchampFrench, 1887-196811 artworks
Max ErnstGerman, 1891-197659 artworks
H.R. GigerSwiss, 1940-20141 artwork
René MagritteBelgian, 1898-1967327 artworks
Andre MassonFrench, 1896-198746 artworks
Joan MiróSpanish, 1893-1983108 artworks
Wolfgang PaalenAustrian, 1905-19596 artworks
Francis PicabiaFrench, 1879-1953415 artworks
Man RayAmerican, 1890-197615 artworks
Kay SageAmerican, 1898-19635 artworks
Jindřich ŠtyrskýCzech, 1899-19424 artworks
Yves TanguyFrench, 1900-195558 artworks
Dorothea TanningGerman, 1910-20121 artwork
Random artworks by artists related to this movement

Le Paysage de Baucis
René Magritte

The Lovers
Francis Picabia

The Twins at Hendaye
Francis Picabia

Le regard intérieur
René Magritte

Lano
Francis Picabia

Spring Explosive
Salvador Dalì

La condition humaine
René Magritte

Untitled
Yves Tanguy

La Belle Captive
René Magritte

Lumen
Yves Tanguy
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).