Surrealism

Jean Cocteau - Photo of the artist - Image via pinterest

Jean Cocteau

Jean Cocteau was an enormously prominent French artist and author widely recognized as one of the major figures of Dada and Surrealism, two key early avant-garde artistic movements. With a portfolio that spanned painting, novels, poetry, plays and films, Cocteau established himself as a leading creative force in Paris[1]. He maintained long-term friendships...

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Dorothea Tanning

Dorothea Margaret Tanning was an American artist who devoted her life to developing her creative craft, becoming a versatile author and a talented painter, printmaker, sculptor, writer and poet along the way. An active artist for nearly 70 years, Tanning...

Tala Madani, artist, photo credits - oh-nena

Tala Madani

The Los Angeles-based artist Tala Madani is widely known for the irony and rich in narrative paintings that are made by using a bold and diverse palette of colors, together with loose brushwork. The more detailed and smaller pieces, as well as video...

Brian Mashburn in front of his artwork

Brian Mashburn

Brian Mashburn is an American artist, famous for creating amazing oil paintings of foggy landscapes, made with such precision and details. He shows the existence of the natural world, alongside the cruelty and destructive forces of industrialization. His...

In 1948, American artist in new york made paintings by combining gorky's style with cézanne, picasso and kooning

Arshile Gorky

Often unrightfully overshadowed by his more famous colleague masters of modern art, Arshile Gorky was one of the last grand Surrealist painters who played a major, although in many ways indirect role in the famed movement of Abstract Expressionism. This...

Amy Guidry - Portrait

Amy Guidry

Amy Guidry is an American artist, known for her interest in human psyche and behavior, but also for exploring the interaction between the people, animals, and nature. She uses Surrealism as the element that brings together art and psychology, the two areas...

Alberto Giacometti - Photo of the artist in his studio - Image via dailyartfixx paris jean annette biography

Alberto Giacometti

Emerging out of the conceptual basis of Surrealism and Cubism, Alberto Giacometti established his unique aesthetic style with delicate figurative sculptures and expressive portraits that resulted from intense observations. Particularly fascinated by...

Bruno Pontiroli

Aiming to turn the relatively narrow vision of the world upside down, Bruno Pontiroli is a French contemporary artist, whose work disturbs the imagination of his viewers, all while bombarding the acceptable reality with images that are as comprehensible as...

Man Ray - Photograph of the artist at the beach in France - Image via tate

Man Ray

Emmanuel Radnitzky, by far better known by his iconic pseudonym of Man Ray, was an American artist whose innovative work established him as the leading figure behind the concepts of Dada and Surrealism, as well as for the rest of the early avant-garde art....

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Jean Arp

Easily considered to be one of those rare one-man movement occasions in art history, Jean Arp was a pioneer of what we now call abstract expression. His impressive paintings, reliefs and sculptures introduced many innovative thoughts, such as the...

Leonora Carrington

Painting is a need, not a choice [1], said the legendary painter and novelist Leonora Carrington, who managed to completely redefine female symbolism through her own interpretation of surrealism. She was a restless and prolific artist throughout her career...

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Roberto Matta

Providing the art scene with a unique synthesis of European, American and Latin American visual cultures, Chilean-born artist Roberto Matta was an international figure known for his work which simultaneously incorporated elements from the rather different and...

Andre Breton - Photo of the artist by Man Ray, 1932 - Image via theredlistcom

Andre Breton

I believe in the future resolution of these two states, dream and reality, which are seemingly so contradictory, into a kind of absolute reality, a surreality. André Breton said those words, presenting us with an immortal statement that vocalized the concept...

Eileen Agar

Eileen Agar was a British painter and photographer, best known for her association with the Surrealist movement and her paintings and sculptures full of imaginative playfulness and marine motifs. I’ve enjoyed life, and it shows through, Agar said at one...

Rosemarie Trockel

Rosemarie Trockel is one of the most influential German contemporary artists, internationally renowned for her complex and controversial works. Her oeuvre is quite diverse in themes and mediums, which include works on paper, knitted paintings, and sculptures....

Frida Kahlo - Photograph of the artist by Toni Frissell, 1937 - Image copyright Toni Frissell

Frida Kahlo

Respected as both one of Mexico’s prominent artists and the most influential female figure of Surrealism, Frida Kahlo was a remarkably gifted painter whose imagination opened the door to an entire fascinating universe full of emblems and allegories....

Rene Magritte - The Mysteries of Horizon, 1928

Rene Magritte

With his highly magical Surrealist imagery, Rene Magritte had a way of breathing new life into seemingly ordinary subject matters. This Belgian surrealist artist often painted everyday objects intentionally placed far out of their contexts, making them a part...

Meret Oppenheim - Erotique voilée (Veiled Erotic), 1933 - Photo Credits Man Ray

Meret Oppenheim

Méret Elisabeth Oppenheim‘s name does not need much introduction if you’ve ever picked up any book related to the art history of the 20th century. She was a German-born, Swiss-based artist that represents the key female figure attributed to the...

Joan Miro

Joan Miro

The mind is a fascinating thing, and there’s no saying how deep it may truly be, or how high it may soar. We may be confined to our daily thoughts that may be as impressive, but in our dreams, we see how far it can really take us. The man titled to be one...

Pablo Picasso, 1971

Pablo Picasso

If the word “art” was to be presented to any individual regardless of his or her involvement in the world of art or knowledge of the subject, there’s a high chance that they’ll think of a very specific name. Pablo Picasso was one of the most known and...