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Surrealism

What Do Blank Paintings Mean, Starting With Yves Klein

Matthew Israel | Posted 09.17.2014 | 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...

11 Sculptures Of Sagging Skin To Counteract All Those Airbrushed Photos (NSFW)

Posted 12.02.2013 | Arts

Warning: This post may contain images that are graphic to some. Usually when we lay eyes on human flesh that doesn't belong to ourselves, a loved o...

Dalí on Display

Blair Schulman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Blair Schulman

A traveling exhibition of works by Spanish Surrealist Salvador Dalí is a great undertaking for a prominent Kansas City gallery. It also introduces conflicting ideas on how to absorb the intent.

Happy Birthday, Rene Magritte!

Posted 11.21.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Belgian surrealist Rene Magritte. Born on this day 115 years ago, the clever painter pulled off bowler hats and painterly dec...

The Polka Dot Priestess Continues Her Reign In Brazil

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.21.2013 | Arts

Miss Yayoi Kusama, otherwise known as the Priestess of the Polka Dot, began hallucinating spots atop the surfaces of her world at young age. In these ...

Frida And Diego Sitting In A Tree

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.15.2013 | Arts

Few love affairs were as passionate, or as artistically fruitful, as the the one between Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. While their hearts and live...

Man Ray Wasn't Only A Photographer

Posted 10.14.2013 | Arts

Most of us know Man Ray as a surrealist photographer, the inventive eye who transformed an odalisque into a human violin and a teardrop into a glowing...

6 Brilliantly Bizarre Dada Visionaries You Should Know

Posted 10.10.2013 | Arts

If you've ever looked at a sandbox and thought that's art, if you've ever been moved to tears by a kitchen appliance, or if you've ever imagined a tel...

Manhattan Sheep Find Greener Grass in Chelsea

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 09.20.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

New York City has a beautiful sheep's meadow. It is fifteen grassy acres so-named in Central Park where 200 or so sheep lived for a number of gene...