Trivium Art History
Timeline of Art
Explore

Surrealism

1924 — 1965

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
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
Penelope

Penelope

Carlo Carrà1917
The Grand Metaphysician

The Grand Metaphysician

Giorgio de Chirico1917
The Disquieting Muse

The Disquieting Muse

Giorgio de Chirico1916-1918
Music

Music

Florine Stettheimer1920
Creating the World

Creating the World

Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz1921-1922
Fight

Fight

Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz1921-1922
Gala Éluard

Gala Éluard

Max Ernst1924

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
Studies for a keepsake

Studies for a keepsake

Claude Cahun1925-1926
The Kiss

The Kiss

Max Ernst1927
La Cohorte Invincible

La Cohorte Invincible

Giorgio de Chirico1928
Self-portrait, 1928

Self-portrait, 1928

Claude Cahun1928
Illumined Pleasures

Illumined Pleasures

Salvador Dalí1929
The First Days of Spring

The First Days of Spring

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
Degenerate Madonna

Degenerate Madonna

Alice Neel1930
The Persistence of Memory

The Persistence of Memory

Salvador Dalí1931
Portrait of Luther Burbank

Portrait of Luther Burbank

Frida Kahlo1931
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
Atelier Composition

Atelier Composition

Man Ray1933
Zoomorphic Couple

Zoomorphic Couple

Max Ernst1933
Retrospective Bust of a Woman

Retrospective Bust of a Woman

Salvador Dalí1933
Landscape

Landscape

André Breton1933
Self Portrait with the Lamp

Self Portrait with the Lamp

Man Ray1934
Archeological Reminiscence of Millet's Angelus

Archeological Reminiscence of Millet's Angelus

Salvador Dalí1933-1935
Soft Construction with Boiled Beans

Soft Construction with Boiled Beans

Salvador Dalí1936
Object

Object

Méret Oppenheim1936
Printemps Nécrophilique

Printemps Nécrophilique

Salvador Dalí1936
The Nymph Echo

The Nymph Echo

Max Ernst1936
Observatory Time - The Lovers (Photograph)

Observatory Time - The Lovers (Photograph)

Man Ray1936
Guernica

Guernica

Pablo Picasso1937
Metamorphosis of Narcissus

Metamorphosis of Narcissus

Salvador Dalí1937
Pisces

Pisces

Man Ray1938
Debris of an Automobile Giving Birth to a Blind Horse Biting a Telephone

Debris of an Automobile Giving Birth to a Blind Horse Biting a Telephone

Salvador Dalí1938
Composition

Composition

Milena Pavlović-Barili1938
Self Portrait

Self Portrait

Leonora Carrington1937-1938
Mountain Lake

Mountain Lake

Salvador Dalí1938
Two Women

Two Women

Leonor Fini1939
Bird Superior, Portrait of Max Ernst

Bird Superior, Portrait of Max Ernst

Leonora Carrington1939
Hot Pink with Cool Grey

Hot Pink with Cool Grey

Milena Pavlović-Barili1940
The Magic Flower Game

The Magic Flower Game

Dorothea Tanning1941
Poem Object

Poem Object

André Breton1941
The Antipope

The Antipope

Max Ernst1941-1942
The Sea Chest

The Sea Chest

Adolph Gottlieb1942
The War

The War

Marc Chagall1943
Between Darkness and Light

Between Darkness and Light

Marc Chagall1838-1943
A Little Night Music

A Little Night Music

Dorothea Tanning1943
A Mrs. Radcliffe Called Today

A Mrs. Radcliffe Called Today

Dorothea Tanning1944
Self-Portrait

Self-Portrait

Dorothea Tanning1944
I Saw Three Cities

I Saw Three Cities

Kay Sage1944-1944
Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion

Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion

Francis Bacon1944
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
Milena Pavlović-BariliPortrait of Milena Pavlović-Barili

Milena Pavlović-Barili — The unblinking gaze of fashion

1909-1945
Without Hope

Without Hope

Frida Kahlo1945
The Temptation of St. Anthony

The Temptation of St. Anthony

Dorothea Tanning1945-1946
The Giantess

The Giantess

Leonora Carrington1947
The Old Maids

The Old Maids

Leonora Carrington1947
City of Rocks 1

City of Rocks 1

Tamara de Lempicka1947
Portrait of Picasso

Portrait of Picasso

Salvador Dalí1947
The Good King Elk Horn

The Good King Elk Horn

Leonora Carrington1948
Shakespearean Equation - Twelfth Night

Shakespearean Equation - Twelfth Night

Man Ray1948
Exquisite Corpse

Exquisite Corpse

André Breton1949
Horse-Headed Woman

Horse-Headed Woman

Wifredo Lam1950
The Necromancer

The Necromancer

Leonora Carrington1950
The Witch

The Witch

Dorothea Tanning1950
Christ of Saint John of the Cross

Christ of Saint John of the Cross

Salvador Dalí1951
Step-Sister's Hen

Step-Sister's Hen

Leonora Carrington1952
Some Roses and Their Phantoms

Some Roses and Their Phantoms

Dorothea Tanning1952
On the Contrary

On the Contrary

Kay Sage1952
Frida KahloPortrait of Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo — The exquisite agony of self-portraits

1907-1954
Claude CahunPortrait of Claude Cahun

Claude Cahun — "Under this mask, another mask; I will never finish removing all these faces"

1894-1954
Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus)

Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus)

Salvador Dalí1954
Young Virgin Auto-Sodomized by the Horns of Her Own Chastity

Young Virgin Auto-Sodomized by the Horns of Her Own Chastity

Salvador Dalí1954
The Juggler

The Juggler

Leonora Carrington1954
Tomorrow is Never

Tomorrow is Never

Kay Sage1955
Living Still Life

Living Still Life

Salvador Dalí1956
Santiago El Grande

Santiago El Grande

Salvador Dalí1957
Portrait of Dr. Ignacio Chávez

Portrait of Dr. Ignacio Chávez

Remedios Varo1957
Untitled

Untitled

André Breton1957
Untitled

Untitled

André Breton1957
South to South-Westerly Winds Tomorrow

South to South-Westerly Winds Tomorrow

Kay Sage1957
Souvenir from Siena

Souvenir from Siena

Nemesio Antúnez1958
Star Maker

Star Maker

Remedios Varo1958
The Ecumenical Council

The Ecumenical Council

Salvador Dalí1958-1960
Embroidering the Earth's Mantle

Embroidering the Earth's Mantle

Remedios Varo1961
Eye in the Egg

Eye in the Egg

Ülo Ilmar Sooster1962
Remedios VaroPortrait of Remedios Varo

Remedios Varo — The unconscious mind and a horsehair brush

1908-1963
Kay SagePortrait of Kay Sage

Kay Sage — "I have built an ivory tower of despair"

1898-1963
Piazza d'Italia

Piazza d'Italia

Giorgio de Chirico1964
Orange Grove

Orange Grove

Agnes Martin1965
André BretonPortrait of André Breton

André Breton — A psychiatrist releases his mind and invents Surrealism

1896-1966
L'epidoptera

L'epidoptera

Leonora Carrington1968
Grand Central

Grand Central

Nemesio Antúnez1968
Eichhörnchen

Eichhörnchen

Méret Oppenheim1969
The Bird Men of Burnley

The Bird Men of Burnley

Leonora Carrington1970
Reclining Nude

Reclining Nude

Dorothea Tanning1969-1970
Ülo Ilmar SoosterPortrait of Ülo Ilmar Sooster

Ülo Ilmar Sooster — A bad time to be an artist in the Baltics

1924-1970
Bird-Leg Table

Bird-Leg Table

Méret Oppenheim1973
Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso — The man who ate the world's art

1881-1973
Bird Bath

Bird Bath

Leonora Carrington1974
Man RayPortrait of Man Ray

Man Ray — Humor, sex, and a new camera

1890-1976
Max ErnstPortrait of Max Ernst

Max Ernst — Trauma and displacement birth surrealism

1891-1976
La Grange Batelière

La Grange Batelière

Leonor Fini1977
Giorgio de ChiricoPortrait of Giorgio de Chirico

Giorgio de Chirico — Enchanted space in the city of Nietzsche

1888-1978
Surgeon

Surgeon

Leonora Carrington1978
The Crossroads of Hecate

The Crossroads of Hecate

Leonor Fini1977-1978
Bed 2

Bed 2

Nemesio Antúnez1980
Wifredo LamPortrait of Wifredo Lam

Wifredo Lam — Hallucinating figures

1902-1982
Méret OppenheimPortrait of Méret Oppenheim

Méret Oppenheim — "X = an Orange Rabbit"

1913-1985
The Metamorphosis of a Woman

The Metamorphosis of a Woman

Leonor Fini1987
The daughter will be a mother

The daughter will be a mother

Nemesio Antúnez1988
Kites of many colors

Kites of many colors

Nemesio Antúnez1989
Salvador Dalí

Salvador Dalí — So much more than a mustache

1904-1989
Midnight Tango (2am)

Midnight Tango (2am)

Nemesio Antúnez1990
Robert MotherwellPortrait of Robert Motherwell

Robert Motherwell — Painting as experience

1915-1991
Francis BaconPortrait of Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon — The never-ending scream

1909-1992
Nemesio AntúnezPortrait of Nemesio Antúnez

Nemesio Antúnez — Strange angles

1918-1993
Leonor FiniPortrait of Leonor Fini

Leonor Fini — The brilliant bisexual cat-lady of surrealism

1907-1996
Chronomonde

Chronomonde

Bodo2000
Animated Fantastic Landscape

Animated Fantastic Landscape

Bodo2001
Golden Brush of Africa

Golden Brush of Africa

Bodo2010
Leonora CarringtonPortrait of Leonora Carrington

Leonora Carrington — "I'm not anyone's muse"

1917-2011
Dorothea TanningPortrait of Dorothea Tanning

Dorothea Tanning — Exploring the strange world of dreams

1910-2012
True Love

True Love

Bodo2013
BodoPortrait of Bodo

Bodo — Many souls to save

1953-2015