Surreal Art

Surreal Art or Surrealism – is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for its visual artworks and writings. The aim was to “resolve the previously contradictory conditions of dream and reality.” Artists painted unnerving, illogical scenes with photographic precision, created strange creatures from everyday objects and developed painting techniques that allowed the unconscious to express itself.

Surrealist works feature the element of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions and non sequitur; however, many Surrealist artists and writers regard their work as an expression of the philosophical movement first and foremost, with the works being an artifact. Leader André Breton was explicit in his assertion that Surrealism was above all a revolutionary movement.

Surrealism developed out of the Dada activities during World War I and the most important center of the movement was Paris. From the 1920s onward, the movement spread around the globe, eventually affecting the visual arts, literature, film, and music of many countries and languages, as well as political thought and practice, philosophy, and social theory.

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Ascension
Acrylics & Oils on canvas.
Canvas size – 150cm x 100cm

 

 

 

 

 

 


Orange
Oils on canvas.
Canvas size – 90cm x 60cm

 

 

 

 

 

 


Disrupted Egg Path On Blue
Acrylics & Oils on canvas.
Canvas size – 150cm x 100cm

 

 

 

 

 

 


All Looked Fine From Our Perspective – Then Came The Bill
Acrylics & Oils on canvas.
Canvas size – 70cm x 50cm

 

 

 

 

 


TIA080111
Oils on canvas.
Canvas size – 90cm x 60cm

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Egg Poacher & Cubism
Acrylics & Oils on canvas.
Canvas size – 70cm x 50cm

 

 

 

 


Africa Waits
Oils on canvas.
Canvas size – 70cm x 50cm

 

 

 

 


The Recovery
Oils on canvas.
Canvas size – 70cm x 50cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spirit-of-Bellona---Sister-of-Marsv2Spirit Of Bellona – Sister of Mars. Mars Makes A Camio Appearance
Oils on canvas.
Canvas size – 100cm x 100cm

 

 

 

 


In The Fabric Of Our Society
Oils on canvas.
Canvas size – 150cm x 100cm

 

 

 

 


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