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Surrealism

1924 - 1965

Art created without reason, aesthetics or morality.

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Surrealism: Writings

The Manifesto of Surrealism

André Breton — 1924

I could spend my whole life prying loose the secrets of the insane. These people are honest to a fault, and their naiveté has no peer but my own.

The Second Manifesto of Surrealism - Selections

André Breton — 1929

The simplest Surrealist act consists of dashing down the street, pistol in hand, and firing blindly, as fast as you can pull the trigger, into the crowd.

Surrealism: Artworks

The Necromancer

The Necromancer

Leonora Carrington,
The Cube

The Cube

Odilon Redon,1880
The Crying Spider

The Crying Spider

Odilon Redon,1881
Les Origines — Plate 2

Les Origines — Plate 2

Odilon Redon,1883
Les Origines — Plate 1

Les Origines — Plate 1

Odilon Redon,1883
Les Origines — Plate 3

Les Origines — Plate 3

Odilon Redon,1883
Les Origines — Cover

Les Origines — Cover

Odilon Redon,1883
Emma

Emma

André Breton,1900
Waves - Creative Force

Waves - Creative Force

Wenzel Hablik,1909
The Song of Love

The Song of Love

Giorgio de Chirico,1914
The Philosopher's Conquest

The Philosopher's Conquest

Giorgio de Chirico,1914
The Grand Metaphysician

The Grand Metaphysician

Giorgio de Chirico,1917
The Disquieting Muse

The Disquieting Muse

Giorgio de Chirico,1916-1918
Gift

Gift

Man Ray,1921
Emak Bakia

Emak Bakia

Man Ray,1926
Black and White

Black and White

Man Ray,1926
Figure

Figure

André Breton,1928
Landscape

Landscape

André Breton,1933
Atelier Composition

Atelier Composition

Man Ray,1933
Self Portrait with the Lamp

Self Portrait with the Lamp

Man Ray,1934
Observatory Time - The Lovers (Photograph)

Observatory Time - The Lovers (Photograph)

Man Ray,1936
Self Portrait

Self Portrait

Leonora Carrington,1937-1938
Pisces

Pisces

Man Ray,1938
Bird Superior, Portrait of Max Ernst

Bird Superior, Portrait of Max Ernst

Leonora Carrington,1939
Poem Object

Poem Object

André Breton,1941
I Saluted at Six Paces Commandant Lefebvre des Noëttes

I Saluted at Six Paces Commandant Lefebvre des Noëttes

André Breton,1942
Between Darkness and Light

Between Darkness and Light

Marc Chagall,1838-1943
The War

The War

Marc Chagall,1943
The Soul of the City

The Soul of the City

Marc Chagall,1945
The Giantess

The Giantess

Leonora Carrington,1947
The Old Maids

The Old Maids

Leonora Carrington,1947
Shakespearean Equation - Twelfth Night

Shakespearean Equation - Twelfth Night

Man Ray,1948
The Good King Elk Horn

The Good King Elk Horn

Leonora Carrington,1948
Exquisite Corpse

Exquisite Corpse

André Breton,1949
Step-Sister's Hen

Step-Sister's Hen

Leonora Carrington,1952
The Juggler

The Juggler

Leonora Carrington,1954
Untitled

Untitled

André Breton,1957
Untitled

Untitled

André Breton,1957
Piazza d'Italia

Piazza d'Italia

Giorgio de Chirico,1964
L'epidoptera

L'epidoptera

Leonora Carrington,1968
The Bird Men of Burnley

The Bird Men of Burnley

Leonora Carrington,1970
Bird Bath

Bird Bath

Leonora Carrington,1974
Surgeon

Surgeon

Leonora Carrington,1978

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