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Surrealism

Here's A Rare Glimpse Inside Salvador Dalí's Unpublished Diaries

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.28.2016 | Arts

Salvador Dalí, the great Surrealist painter and bombastic lover of ocelots, is widely known for his nightmarish depictions of melting timepieces, nes...

World Theatre Day

Beata Pozniak | Posted 03.28.2016 | Arts
Beata Pozniak

Sunday, March 27, was World Theatre Day. Established in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute (ITI), it is an annual celebration that honors the art of theater. Every year a selected figure of world stature shares his or her reflections on the state of theater.

Abby Hertz's Cannibal Lust Heats Up the Dada Centennial

G. Roger Denson | Posted 05.01.2016 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

An exact century after the Cabaret Voltaire opened its doors in February 1916, one group performance descendant from Dada and Surrealist sensibilities this Valentine's Day was a performance art extravaganza called LUST, produced by the young New York artist-entertainer, designer and entrepreneur, Abby Hertz.

Ballpoint Pen Drawings Explore The 'Ren & Stimpy' Side Of Erotica

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.22.2016 | Arts

Warning: This post contains some very surreal nudity and may not be suitable for work. Allow me to set a scene. You and a very special someone (or tw...

One Artist's Magical Obsession With Creating 'Secret Friends'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.15.2016 | Arts

Sometimes, we all need a friend. Thankfully, all you need is a pen of some kind to bring your very own secret friend into existence. And, of course, a...

Step Inside Salvador Dali's Surreal Paintings With Trippy VR Video

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.30.2016 | Arts

Virtual reality now lets you feel what it's like to be trapped inside a Salvador Dali painting. Parachute yourself into the Spanish surrealist's haunt...

A Cabinet of Curiosities, Americana Style: Tom Manning's Runoff

Sezin Koehler | Posted 01.27.2016 | Books
Sezin Koehler

Runoff is a fantastically entertaining ode to Americana the Strange, with an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach to monsters and horror stories that any savvy reader will be able to appreciate and celebrate.

Delving Into The Shadowy World Of Occult Art

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.28.2016 | Arts

"The word occult simply means hidden," curator and writer Pam Grossman explained to The Huffington Post. Grossman is the curator of "Language of the B...

Surrealism Surprises at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

MutualArt | Posted 01.20.2016 | Arts
MutualArt

In this fascinating exhibition, Warren finds undercurrents of the surreal coursing through artworks one would not usually associate with Surrealism, deftly expanding the definition whilst introducing a wide range of works.

Conceptual photos to make you smile

James Popsys | Posted 02.11.2016 | Arts
James Popsys

Do you ever scroll through instagram or flickr and find you're looking at the same kind of photos every day? I do; famous landscapes, skylines from ro...

Europe Without Myth? Greek Antiquity and the Avant-Garde

Helene Politou-Marmarinou | Posted 12.07.2015 | Books
Helene Politou-Marmarinou

"How beautiful the world is | Greece never existed." These verses belong to André Breton, the founder of Surrealism--of that early twentieth-century ...

Peggy Guggenheim Documentary Paints a Picture of a True Patron

Michael Rose | Posted 11.16.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Rose

A beautiful new documentary illuminates the difference between an art collector and a patron who not only amasses a tremendous collection but whose taste and interests help define an era.

How To Be A Surrealist Queen, According To Near-Forgotten Artist Leonor Fini

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.13.2015 | Arts

"I strike it, stalk it, try to make it obey me. Then in its disobedience, it forms things I like." This is how Argentine painter Leonor Fini described...

Julio Larraz: Creator of Dreams

Samantha Matcovsky | Posted 10.15.2015 | Arts
Samantha Matcovsky

For the last 45 years, Julio has bestowed upon the world hundreds of paintings that not only tell a fantastical tale suggesting where he's been and what he's seen , but they also explore a rather exotic aspect of the human subconscious.

Lisa Adams: America the Beautiful

Tracey Harnish | Posted 09.10.2015 | Arts
Tracey Harnish

An LA artist for decades, Lisa Adams hints at her hometown throughout, travels to Angeles Crest Forest and Skidrow, pop up enigmatically, themes of homelessness and dysfunction merge with native skies, trees and lights.

The Beautiful, Dark And Very Twisted Fantasies Of Surrealist Pierre Molinier

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.12.2015 | Arts

Warning: We're serious. It gets (gloriously) dirty down there. At the age of 50, well before his death in 1976, French photographer Pierre Molinier ...

7 Forgotten Women Surrealists Who Deserve To Be Remembered

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.30.2015 | Arts

"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 s...

Why You May Not Have Ever Seen An Original Frida Kahlo In Real Life

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.16.2015 | Arts

Frida Kahlo is having a moment. Equal parts art-world underdog, feminist icon and object of kitsch, Kahlo's legacy seems as miraculous as her too-shor...

Street Artists Design An Old School Arcade Inspired By Brooklyn

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 07.08.2016 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

FAILE may be a religious experience this summer at the Brooklyn Museum, but only one of the hallowed installations is called "Temple." The seedier, more dimly lit venue will surely have the larger number of congregants by far, bless their sacred hearts.

Artist's Surreal Photo Series Captures Her Struggle With Insomnia

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living

Photographer Jenna Martin has had a lifelong battle with sleep. The result? A series of stunning, surreal photographs that document how she sees the w...

Entertaining Doubts at Mass MoCA

Rachel Mason | Posted 05.21.2016 | Arts
Rachel Mason

The Jim Shaw retrospective entitled, Entertaining Doubts, curated by Denise Markonish at MassMoca is a radiant exhibit by a beloved Los Angeles artist.

Priscilla Frank

Gorgeous Architectural Paintings Mimic The Isolated Worlds We Live In

HuffingtonPost.com | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.01.2015 | Arts

When we talk about the atmosphere of our contemporary world, conversations often hinge around ideas of isolation and detachment, imaging each individu...

100 Walkers" Subverts in West Hollwood on April 18

Lisa Derrick | Posted 06.16.2015 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

It's disingenuous that nobody walks in LA--we have a become a stroller's paradise, with art walks abounding in every neighborhood.

Priscilla Frank

Meet The Brazilian Artist Who Helped Shape Surrealism... And Remains Unknown To This Day

HuffingtonPost.com | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.13.2015 | Arts

Darcilio Lima had his first art show at 10 years old. He was a crucial player in Rio's hedonistic underground art scene in the 1960s. He spent a signi...

Meet Florence Henri, The Under-Acknowledged Queen Of Surrealist Photography

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.20.2015 | Arts

Think about surrealism and a few names inevitable spring to mind -- André Breton, Max Ernst, Man Ray, Hans Arp and Yves Tanguy. Yet an upcoming exhi...