Art Style: Surrealism

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Midnight Bonsai by Kira Yustak

The final style we’ll cover this week is the mystical surrealism. There is no better way to end an Art 101 week than with surrealism because it blurs the line between our dreams and our realities. It’ll leave us a little whimsical as we head into the weekend. Here are the things you should know about Surrealism:

  • The Surrealism movement began in the early 1920s
  • Surrealism is marked by bizarre juxtapositions and elements of surprise
  • Surrealism emerged from the Dada philosophies that sprouted in World War I
  • Famous Surrealists: Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte

Here are some examples of the art in UGallery’s Surrealism collection:

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Old Farmhouse at Sunrise by Sharon France

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Rorschach Test by Jaime Adrover