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, 1903-196694 artworks
André BretonFrench, 1896-19661 artwork
Salvador DalìSpanish, 1904-198955 artworks
Giorgio de ChiricoGreek, 1888-197855 artworks
Paul DelvauxBelgian, 1897-199427 artworks
Oscar DominguezSpanish, 1906-195850 artworks
Marcel DuchampFrench, 1887-196811 artworks
Max ErnstGerman, 1891-197651 artworks
H.R. GigerSwiss, 1940-20141 artwork
René MagritteBelgian, 1898-1967319 artworks
Andre MassonFrench, 1896-198744 artworks
Joan MiróSpanish, 1893-198368 artworks
Wolfgang PaalenAustrian, 1905-19596 artworks
Francis PicabiaFrench, 1879-1953414 artworks
Man RayAmerican, 1890-197614 artworks
Kay SageAmerican, 1898-19635 artworks
Jindřich ŠtyrskýCzech, 1899-19424 artworks
Yves TanguyFrench, 1900-195557 artworks
Dorothea TanningGerman, 1910-20121 artwork
Random artworks by artists related to this movement

Untitled
Yves Tanguy

Portrait of a Woman
Francis Picabia

The Banquet
René Magritte

Oblivion Numbers
Yves Tanguy

L'esprit et la forme
René Magritte

Sybil with Four Feet
Francis Picabia

Towers
Max Ernst

The Mirror
Paul Delvaux

The Lamps
Paul Delvaux

La grande marée
René Magritte

Poet in Exile
Victor Brauner

The Viaduct
Paul Delvaux
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).