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Art without reason, aesthetics or morality

The Cube

Odilon Redon, 1880

The Crying Spider

Odilon Redon, 1881

Les Origines — Cover

Odilon Redon, 1883

Les Origines — Plate 1

Odilon Redon, 1883

Les Origines — Plate 2

Odilon Redon, 1883

Les Origines — Plate 3

Odilon Redon, 1883

The Philosopher's Conquest

Giorgio de Chirico, 1914

The Song of Love

Giorgio de Chirico, 1914


Marc Chagall, 1915

The Drunken Gentleman

Carlo Carrà, 1916


Carlo Carrà, 1917

The Grand Metaphysician

Giorgio de Chirico, 1917

The Disquieting Muses

Giorgio de Chirico, 1916-1918


Florine Stettheimer, 1920

Creating the World

Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, 1921-1922


Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, 1921-1922

Gala Éluard

Max Ernst, 1924


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

Black and White

Man Ray, 1926

Studies for a keepsake

Claude Cahun, 1925-1926

Honey is Sweeter than Blood

Salvador Dalí, 1927

Mama, Papa is Wounded!

Yves Tanguy, 1927

The Kiss

Max Ernst, 1927

La Cohorte Invincible

Giorgio de Chirico, 1928

Self-portrait, 1928

Claude Cahun, 1928

The Lovers

René Magritte, 1928

Illumined Pleasures

Salvador Dalí, 1929

The False Mirror

René Magritte, 1929

The First Days of Spring

Salvador Dalí, 1929

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, 1930

Portrait of Luther Burbank

Frida Kahlo, 1931

The Persistence of Memory

Salvador Dalí, 1931

Voice of Space

René Magritte, 1931

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

Frida Kahlo, 1932

Atelier Composition

Man Ray, 1933


André Breton, 1933

Retrospective Bust of a Woman

Salvador Dalí, 1933

The Concert

Pavel Tchelitchew, 1933

Zoomorphic Couple

Max Ernst, 1933

Self Portrait with the Lamp

Man Ray, 1934

Archeological Reminiscence of Millet's Angelus

Salvador Dalí, 1933-1935


Méret Oppenheim, 1936

Observatory Time - The Lovers (Photograph)

Man Ray, 1936

Printemps Nécrophilique

Salvador Dalí, 1936

Soft Construction with Boiled Beans

Salvador Dalí, 1936

The Nymph Echo

Max Ernst, 1936


Pablo Picasso, 1937
Next Movement

Hanoi School

Colonialism vs Tradition


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