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Surrealism

Art created without reason, aesthetics or morality.

The Cube

The Cube

Odilon Redon1880
The Crying Spider

The Crying Spider

Odilon Redon1881
Les Origines — Plate 2

Les Origines — Plate 2

Odilon Redon1883
Les Origines — Plate 1

Les Origines — Plate 1

Odilon Redon1883
Les Origines — Plate 3

Les Origines — Plate 3

Odilon Redon1883
Les Origines — Cover

Les Origines — Cover

Odilon Redon1883

Giorgio de Chirico

Enchanted space in the city of Nietzsche

1888-1978

Man Ray

Humor, sex, and a new camera

1890-1976

André Breton

A psychiatrist releases his mind and invents Surrealism

1896-1966

Salvador Dalí

So much more than a mustache

1904-1989

Frida Kahlo

The exquisite agony of self-portraits

1907-1954
The Song of Love

The Song of Love

Giorgio de Chirico1914
The Philosopher's Conquest

The Philosopher's Conquest

Giorgio de Chirico1914
The Drunken Gentleman

The Drunken Gentleman

Carlo Carrà1916

Leonora Carrington

"I'm not anyone's muse"

1917-2011
The Grand Metaphysician

The Grand Metaphysician

Giorgio de Chirico1917
Penelope

Penelope

Carlo Carrà1917
The Disquieting Muse

The Disquieting Muse

Giorgio de Chirico1916-1918

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 Breton1924
Black and White

Black and White

Man Ray1926
La Cohorte Invincible

La Cohorte Invincible

Giorgio de Chirico1928
Illumined Pleasures

Illumined Pleasures

Salvador Dalí1929

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 Breton1929
Portrait of Luther Burbank

Portrait of Luther Burbank

Frida Kahlo1931
The Persistence of Memory

The Persistence of Memory

Salvador Dalí1931
Self-Portrait on the Border Line Between Mexico and the United States

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

Frida Kahlo1932
Landscape

Landscape

André Breton1933
Atelier Composition

Atelier Composition

Man Ray1933
Retrospective Bust of a Woman

Retrospective Bust of a Woman

Salvador Dalí1933
Self Portrait with the Lamp

Self Portrait with the Lamp

Man Ray1934
Observatory Time - The Lovers (Photograph)

Observatory Time - The Lovers (Photograph)

Man Ray1936
Soft Construction with Boiled Beans

Soft Construction with Boiled Beans

Salvador Dalí1936
Metamorphosis of Narcissus

Metamorphosis of Narcissus

Salvador Dalí1937
Pisces

Pisces

Man Ray1938
Self Portrait

Self Portrait

Leonora Carrington1937-1938
Mountain Lake

Mountain Lake

Salvador Dalí1938
Bird Superior, Portrait of Max Ernst

Bird Superior, Portrait of Max Ernst

Leonora Carrington1939
Poem Object

Poem Object

André Breton1941
The War

The War

Marc Chagall1943
Between Darkness and Light

Between Darkness and Light

Marc Chagall1838-1943
Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee around a Pomegranate a Second before Waking

Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee around a Pomegranate a Second before Waking

Salvador Dalí1944
The Soul of the City

The Soul of the City

Marc Chagall1945
Without Hope

Without Hope

Frida Kahlo1945
The Giantess

The Giantess

Leonora Carrington1947
The Old Maids

The Old Maids

Leonora Carrington1947
Shakespearean Equation - Twelfth Night

Shakespearean Equation - Twelfth Night

Man Ray1948
The Good King Elk Horn

The Good King Elk Horn

Leonora Carrington1948
Exquisite Corpse

Exquisite Corpse

André Breton1949
Step-Sister's Hen

Step-Sister's Hen

Leonora Carrington1952
The Juggler

The Juggler

Leonora Carrington1954
Untitled

Untitled

André Breton1957
Untitled

Untitled

André Breton1957
Piazza d'Italia

Piazza d'Italia

Giorgio de Chirico1964
L'epidoptera

L'epidoptera

Leonora Carrington1968
The Bird Men of Burnley

The Bird Men of Burnley

Leonora Carrington1970
Bird Bath

Bird Bath

Leonora Carrington1974
Surgeon

Surgeon

Leonora Carrington1978
The Necromancer

The Necromancer

Leonora Carrington