Magritte's Rock
Man Ray's Lips
Man Ray's Eye
Dali's Horse
Dali's Tiger
Surrealism Definition

Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for the visual artworks and writings of its group members. The style uses visual imagery from the subconscious mind to create art without the intention of logical comprehensibility. It developed out of the Dada activities during World War I with the most important center of the movement in Paris. The movement quickly spread around the globe, eventually affecting the visual arts, literature, film and music, as well as political thought and practice, philosophy and social theory.

Some of the greatest artists of the 20th century became involved in the Surrealist movement, and the group included Salvador Dali, René Magritte, Man Ray and many others. This website explores the creative genius of these three artists and gives their background and how they became the standard bearers of the movement. (try hovering over upper images to see what they reveal)

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Magritte's Bird
Magritte's Birds