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Surrealism

Chicago Showdown: Facing Up to Magritte

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.22.2014 | Arts
Lev Raphael

I confess: growing up with art-loving parents, I never thought much of Magritte. I adored the Impressionists, Picasso, Rembrandt and a handful of ...

This Is What Art In The Apocalypse Will Look Like

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.16.2014 | Arts

Where the industrial revolution meets the impending apocalypse, with a little bit of Rococo flair thrown in, that's where you'll find the endlessly em...

Salvador Dali Made An Erotic Cookbook, And It's A Doozy

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.13.2014 | Arts

When he wasn't delivering lectures in a deep sea diving suit, designing fur-lined bathtubs, filling his Rolls-Royce with cauliflower or, you know, cre...

Surreal Depictions From A Pagan Fairy Tale World

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.11.2014 | Arts

Step into a topsy-turvy, color-drenched universe where baboons smoke pipes and peacocks wear robes, where lion-rooster hybrids breathe fire and don os...

Surreal And Stunning Visions From The Largest Salt Flat In The World

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.20.2014 | Arts

The Salar de Uyuni, located in Bolivia, is the largest salt flat in the world. Measuring in at over 4,000 square miles, the Salar was once part of a p...

André Breton celebrated at Cahors Museum

Olivia Snaije | Posted 12.16.2014 | Arts
Olivia Snaije

As the world become increasingly surrealistic, it is fitting that a major exhibition on André Breton, the father of surrealism, is being held in the Cahors Museum, in southwestern France until the end of December.

The Conceptual Brilliance of Photographer Cedric Blanchon

Brandon Kidwell | Posted 12.13.2014 | Arts
Brandon Kidwell

Cedric Blanchon is a truly unique photographer. His imagery is conceptually intriguing, technically sound and full of rare artistic honesty both abou...

The Psychodelic: Phong Bui Discusses What He Curated and How He Curated It

Daniel Maidman | Posted 12.07.2014 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Spaced Out: Migration to the Interior is Phong Bui's compendium of psychedelic-related art. I cannot tell you if how he curates is how curating is done. But I can dissect his process by means of our conversation, and perhaps that will be interesting or useful.

What Do Blank Paintings Mean, Starting With Yves Klein

Matthew Israel | Posted 11.16.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

There's seemingly nothing to be seen in or on them except for one color (or white or black) and some texture, maybe.

Surreal Photos Of Feminine Bodies Expose The Many Roles Women Play (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.29.2014 | Arts

Marjorie Salvaterra's images are immediately cinematic. The surreal, black-and-white photos would seem at home in the universe of "Une Femme Mariée,"...

Surreal Illustrations Will Make You Never Want To Use Facebook Again

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.29.2014 | Arts

What if Facebook took over the world -- even more than it already has? What if the almighty social networking site existed in the age of M.C. Escher o...

World War I Poets: An Interview With Alfred Corn

Jonathan Hobratsch | Posted 09.24.2014 | Books
Jonathan Hobratsch

Therefore, I've decided to focus on the great poets of World War I through an interview with Alfred Corn, a poet equally well-recognized in both America and in the U.K.

Photographer Transformed Abandoned Hospital Into A Surreal Art Studio

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.20.2014 | Arts

Brooklyn-born photographer Arthur Tress got his start taking pictures of the decrepit architecture and bizarre characters that populated Coney Island,...

The Surrealism of Memorial Day: A Veterans Show

Nan Levinson | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Nan Levinson

There's much more -- drawings, paintings, sculptures, collages in visions carnivalesque, nightmarish and gorgeous. It's the art of war's residue, offered up to those of us fortunate enough to know war only secondhand.

Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.16.2014 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

The show operates on several different levels. In 21st century terminology, it is a mashup of history, psychology and art.

10 Wildly Detailed Drawings Of Fictional Cityscapes That Will Make Your Head Spin

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.11.2014 | Arts

What if a single drawing could somehow contain within it all the movement, energy and endless twists and turns in the entire world. Well, that's the r...

Meet The Feminist Artist Who Refused To Define Herself As Such

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.28.2014 | Arts

Upon hearing the name Meret Oppenheim, a striking image often comes to mind. A teacup, spoon and saucer, covered in a tawny fuzz, the beautiful collis...

My Own Private Tron: Jean-Pierre Roy at Gallery Poulsen

Daniel Maidman | Posted 05.25.2014 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Jean-Pierre Roy is engaged as a painter in an ongoing project which appeals to me very much; and not only in my capacity as a painter, but also as a metaphysically-inclined science and science fiction geek, and as a child of the '80s.

27 Photos That Will Give You Mind-Bending Dreams

Alex Kim | Posted 05.04.2014 | Arts
Alex Kim

These 27 surreal photos featuring people are bound to peak your subconscious' imagination. Happy Dreaming!

The Dreamy 19th Century Painter You Never Knew You Needed

Posted 02.08.2014 | Arts

Smiling spiders, seductive cyclops, floating cubes with a piercing gaze -- these hybrid creatures could only come from the vivid imagination of one ma...

The Art of Conceptual Poetry: Interview With Geoffrey Gatza

Loren Kleinman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Geoffrey Gatza is an award-winning poet and editor. He is the author many books of poetry, including Secrets of my Prison House.

That Obscure (Surrealist) Object of Desire

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 03.31.2014 | Arts
Bernard-Henri Lévy

From a reading of this fascinating book, which provides an indispensable counterpoint to two exhibitions on the same theme at the Pompidou Center in Paris and the Lyon Museum of Fine Arts, one leaves with the renewed certainty that the surrealist revolution was one of mind rather than of art.

Magritte at MoMA: Mystery of the Ordinary

Liena Vayzman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Arts
Liena Vayzman

Magritte's paintings, while traditional in technique (often oil on canvas), are innovative and witty in concept. Doubling, fragmentation, displacement, and irrational juxtapositions are his favored strategies.

Happy Birthday Louise Bourgeois!

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

In honor of Louise Bourgeois' birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the artist's life and work. Today is the b...

Go Behind The Scenes Of Dali's Most Scandalous Photo Shoot (NSFW)

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

In 1951, Salvador Dali, everyone's favorite mustachioed surrealist, teamed up with Magnum photographer Philippe Halsman to create one of the most ench...