Art without reason, aesthetics or morality

Surrealism, Modernism
Milena Pavlović-Barili, The ArtistsPortrait of Milena Pavlović-Barili

Milena Pavlović-Barili

The unblinking gaze of fashion

1909 – 1945
Francis Picabia, The ArtistsPortrait of Francis Picabia

Francis Picabia

1879 – 1953
Claude Cahun, The ArtistsPortrait of Claude Cahun

Claude Cahun

“Under this mask, another mask”

1894 – 1954
Frida Kahlo, The ArtistsPortrait of Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

The exquisite agony of self-portraits

1907 – 1954
Yves Tanguy, The ArtistsPortrait of Yves Tanguy

Yves Tanguy

1900 – 1955
Pavel Tchelitchew, The ArtistsPortrait of Pavel Tchelitchew

Pavel Tchelitchew

1898 – 1957
Kay Sage, The ArtistsPortrait of Kay Sage

Kay Sage

"I have built an ivory tower of despair"

1898 – 1963
Remedios Varo, The ArtistsPortrait of Remedios Varo

Remedios Varo

The unconscious mind and a horsehair brush

1908 – 1963
André Breton, The ArtistsPortrait of André Breton

André Breton

A psychiatrist releases his mind and invents Surrealism

1896 – 1966
Jean Arp, The ArtistsPortrait of Jean Arp

Jean Arp

1886 – 1966
René Magritte, The ArtistsPortrait of René Magritte

René Magritte

1898 – 1967
Ülo Ilmar Sooster, The ArtistsPortrait of Ülo Ilmar Sooster

Ülo Ilmar Sooster

A bad time to be an artist in the Baltics

1924 – 1970
Pablo Picasso, The Artists

Pablo Picasso

The man who ate the world's art

1881 – 1973
Man Ray, The ArtistsPortrait of Man Ray

Man Ray

Humor, sex, and a new camera

1890 – 1976
Max Ernst, The ArtistsPortrait of Max Ernst

Max Ernst

Trauma and displacement birth surrealism

1891 – 1976
Giorgio de Chirico, The ArtistsPortrait of Giorgio de Chirico

Giorgio de Chirico

Enchanted spaces in the city of Nietzsche

1888 – 1978
Toyen, The ArtistsPortrait of Toyen


What's in a name?

1902 – 1980
Russell Drysdale, The ArtistsPortrait of Russell Drysdale

Russell Drysdale

The Feelbad Lands

1912 – 1981
Wifredo Lam, The ArtistsPortrait of Wifredo Lam

Wifredo Lam

Hallucinating figures

1902 – 1982
Joan Miró, The ArtistsPortrait of Joan Miró

Joan Miró

1893 – 1983
Méret Oppenheim, The ArtistsPortrait of Méret Oppenheim

Méret Oppenheim

"X = an Orange Rabbit"

1913 – 1985
Stanley William Hayter, The ArtistsPortrait of Stanley William Hayter

Stanley William Hayter

1901 – 1988
Salvador Dalí, The Artists

Salvador Dalí

So much more than a mustache

1904 – 1989
Robert Motherwell, The ArtistsPortrait of Robert Motherwell

Robert Motherwell

Painting as experience

1915 – 1991
Francis Bacon, The ArtistsPortrait of Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon

The never-ending scream

1909 – 1992
Nemesio Antúnez, The ArtistsPortrait of Nemesio Antúnez

Nemesio Antúnez

Strange angles

1918 – 1993
Leonor Fini, The ArtistsPortrait of Leonor Fini

Leonor Fini

The brilliant bisexual cat-lady of surrealism

1907 – 1996
Dora Maar, The ArtistsPortrait of Dora Maar

Dora Maar

Fearsome interiors

1907 – 1997
Dado, Miodrag Đurić, The ArtistsPortrait of Dado, Miodrag Đurić

Dado, Miodrag Đurić

1933 – 2010
Leonora Carrington, The ArtistsPortrait of Leonora Carrington

Leonora Carrington

"I'm not anyone's muse"

1917 – 2011
Dorothea Tanning, The ArtistsPortrait of Dorothea Tanning

Dorothea Tanning

Exploring the strange world of dreams

1910 – 2012
Bodo, The ArtistsPortrait of Bodo


Many souls to save

1953 – 2015
The Cube, Odilon Redon

The Cube Odilon Redon, 1880

The Crying Spider, Odilon Redon

The Crying Spider Odilon Redon, 1881

Les Origines — Cover, Odilon Redon

Les Origines — Cover Odilon Redon, 1883

Les Origines — Plate 1, Odilon Redon

Les Origines — Plate 1 Odilon Redon, 1883

Les Origines — Plate 2, Odilon Redon

Les Origines — Plate 2 Odilon Redon, 1883

Les Origines — Plate 3, Odilon Redon

Les Origines — Plate 3 Odilon Redon, 1883

The Philosopher's Conquest, Giorgio de Chirico

The Philosopher's Conquest Giorgio de Chirico, 1914

The Song of Love, Giorgio de Chirico

The Song of Love Giorgio de Chirico, 1914

Birthday, Marc Chagall

Birthday Marc Chagall, 1915

The Drunken Gentleman, Carlo Carrà

The Drunken Gentleman Carlo Carrà, 1916

Penelope, Carlo Carrà

Penelope Carlo Carrà, 1917

The Grand Metaphysician, Giorgio de Chirico

The Grand Metaphysician Giorgio de Chirico, 1917

The Disquieting Muses, Giorgio de Chirico

The Disquieting Muses Giorgio de Chirico, 1916 – 1918

Music, Florine Stettheimer

Music Florine Stettheimer, 1920

Untitled (Surrealist Composition), Pavel Tchelitchew

Untitled (Surrealist Composition) Pavel Tchelitchew, 1920

Creating the World, Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz

Creating the World Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, 1921 – 1922

Fight, Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz

Fight Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, 1921 – 1922

Gala Éluard, Max Ernst

Gala Éluard Max Ernst, 1924

Maternity, Joan Miró

Maternity 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

Portrait of My Father, Salvador Dalí

Portrait of My Father Salvador Dalí, 1925

Venus and Amorini, Salvador Dalí

Venus and Amorini Salvador Dalí, 1925

Black and White, Man Ray

Black and White Man Ray, 1926

Studies for a keepsake, Claude Cahun

Studies for a keepsake Claude Cahun, 1925 – 1926

Honey is Sweeter than Blood, Salvador Dalí

Honey is Sweeter than Blood Salvador Dalí, 1927

Mama, Papa is Wounded!, Yves Tanguy

Mama, Papa is Wounded! Yves Tanguy, 1927

The Kiss, Max Ernst

The Kiss Max Ernst, 1927

La Cohorte Invincible, Giorgio de Chirico

La Cohorte Invincible Giorgio de Chirico, 1928

Self-portrait, 1928, Claude Cahun

Self-portrait, 1928 Claude Cahun, 1928

The Lovers, René Magritte

The Lovers René Magritte, 1928

Illumined Pleasures, Salvador Dalí

Illumined Pleasures Salvador Dalí, 1929

The False Mirror, René Magritte

The False Mirror René Magritte, 1929

The First Days of Spring, Salvador Dalí

The First Days of Spring Salvador Dalí, 1929

The Great Masturbator, Salvador Dalí

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

Degenerate Madonna Alice Neel, 1930

Portrait of Luther Burbank, Frida Kahlo

Portrait of Luther Burbank Frida Kahlo, 1931

The Persistence of Memory, Salvador Dalí

The Persistence of Memory Salvador Dalí, 1931

Voice of Space, René Magritte

Voice of Space René Magritte, 1931

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

Self-Portrait on the Border Line Between Mexico and the United States Frida Kahlo, 1932

Atelier Composition, Man Ray

Atelier Composition Man Ray, 1933

Landscape, André Breton

Landscape André Breton, 1933

Retrospective Bust of a Woman, Salvador Dalí

Retrospective Bust of a Woman Salvador Dalí, 1933

The Concert, Pavel Tchelitchew

The Concert Pavel Tchelitchew, 1933

Zoomorphic Couple, Max Ernst

Zoomorphic Couple Max Ernst, 1933

Self Portrait with the Lamp, Man Ray

Self Portrait with the Lamp Man Ray, 1934

Untitled (Hand-Shell), Dora Maar

Untitled (Hand-Shell) Dora Maar, 1934

Archeological Reminiscence of Millet's Angelus, Salvador Dalí

Archeological Reminiscence of Millet's Angelus Salvador Dalí, 1933 – 1935

Double Portrait, Dora Maar

Double Portrait Dora Maar, 1935

Fishermen, Pavel Tchelitchew

Fishermen Pavel Tchelitchew, 1935

Next Movement
Hanoi School, Modernism

Hanoi School

Colonialism vs Tradition

1925 – 1981

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