Obelisk Art History

Art without reason, aesthetics or morality

Surrealism, Modernism
The Cube, Odilon Redon

The Cube Odilon Redon, 1880

The Crying Spider, Odilon Redon

The Crying Spider Odilon Redon, 1881

Les Origines — Cover, Odilon Redon

Les Origines — Cover Odilon Redon, 1883

Les Origines — Plate 1, Odilon Redon

Les Origines — Plate 1 Odilon Redon, 1883

Les Origines — Plate 2, Odilon Redon

Les Origines — Plate 2 Odilon Redon, 1883

Les Origines — Plate 3, Odilon Redon

Les Origines — Plate 3 Odilon Redon, 1883

The Philosopher's Conquest, Giorgio de Chirico

The Philosopher's Conquest Giorgio de Chirico, 1914

The Song of Love, Giorgio de Chirico

The Song of Love Giorgio de Chirico, 1914

Birthday, Marc Chagall

Birthday Marc Chagall, 1915

The Drunken Gentleman, Carlo Carrà

The Drunken Gentleman Carlo Carrà, 1916

Penelope, Carlo Carrà

Penelope Carlo Carrà, 1917

The Grand Metaphysician, Giorgio de Chirico

The Grand Metaphysician Giorgio de Chirico, 1917

The Disquieting Muses, Giorgio de Chirico

The Disquieting Muses Giorgio de Chirico, 1916 – 1918

Music, Florine Stettheimer

Music Florine Stettheimer, 1920

Untitled (Surrealist Composition), Pavel Tchelitchew

Untitled (Surrealist Composition) Pavel Tchelitchew, 1920

Creating the World, Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz

Creating the World Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, 1921 – 1922

Fight, Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz

Fight Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, 1921 – 1922

Gala Éluard, Max Ernst

Gala Éluard Max Ernst, 1924

Maternity, Joan Miró

Maternity Joan Miró, 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 Manifesto of Surrealism André Breton, 1924

Portrait of My Father, Salvador Dalí

Portrait of My Father Salvador Dalí, 1925

Venus and Amorini, Salvador Dalí

Venus and Amorini Salvador Dalí, 1925

Black and White, Man Ray

Black and White Man Ray, 1926

Studies for a keepsake, Claude Cahun

Studies for a keepsake Claude Cahun, 1925 – 1926

Honey is Sweeter than Blood, Salvador Dalí

Honey is Sweeter than Blood Salvador Dalí, 1927

Mama, Papa is Wounded!, Yves Tanguy

Mama, Papa is Wounded! Yves Tanguy, 1927

The Kiss, Max Ernst

The Kiss Max Ernst, 1927

La Cohorte Invincible, Giorgio de Chirico

La Cohorte Invincible Giorgio de Chirico, 1928

Self-portrait, 1928, Claude Cahun

Self-portrait, 1928 Claude Cahun, 1928

The Lovers, René Magritte

The Lovers René Magritte, 1928

Illumined Pleasures, Salvador Dalí

Illumined Pleasures Salvador Dalí, 1929

The False Mirror, René Magritte

The False Mirror René Magritte, 1929

The First Days of Spring, Salvador Dalí

The First Days of Spring Salvador Dalí, 1929

The Great Masturbator, Salvador Dalí

The Great Masturbator Salvador Dalí, 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.

The Second Manifesto of Surrealism - Selections André Breton, 1929

Degenerate Madonna, Alice Neel

Degenerate Madonna Alice Neel, 1930

Portrait of Luther Burbank, Frida Kahlo

Portrait of Luther Burbank Frida Kahlo, 1931

The Persistence of Memory, Salvador Dalí

The Persistence of Memory Salvador Dalí, 1931

Voice of Space, René Magritte

Voice of Space René Magritte, 1931

Self-Portrait on the Border Line Between Mexico and the United States, Frida Kahlo

Self-Portrait on the Border Line Between Mexico and the United States Frida Kahlo, 1932

Atelier Composition, Man Ray

Atelier Composition Man Ray, 1933

Landscape, André Breton

Landscape André Breton, 1933

Retrospective Bust of a Woman, Salvador Dalí

Retrospective Bust of a Woman Salvador Dalí, 1933

The Concert, Pavel Tchelitchew

The Concert Pavel Tchelitchew, 1933

Zoomorphic Couple, Max Ernst

Zoomorphic Couple Max Ernst, 1933

Self Portrait with the Lamp, Man Ray

Self Portrait with the Lamp Man Ray, 1934

Archeological Reminiscence of Millet's Angelus, Salvador Dalí

Archeological Reminiscence of Millet's Angelus Salvador Dalí, 1933 – 1935

Fishermen, Pavel Tchelitchew

Fishermen Pavel Tchelitchew, 1935

Object, Méret Oppenheim

Object Méret Oppenheim, 1936

Observatory Time, The Lovers (Photograph), Man Ray

Observatory Time, The Lovers (Photograph) Man Ray, 1936

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Hanoi School, Modernism

Hanoi School

Colonialism vs Tradition

1925 – 1981

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