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Surrealist Art

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.

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...

Meret Oppenheim Retrospective at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 10.30.2013 | Arts
VernissageTV

This Meret Oppenheim exhibition shows the whole spectrum her oeuvre, which in its independence and diversity is still seen a pioneering force even today. This retrospective is a unique chance to rediscover her extraordinary work.

WATCH: This Surrealist Film Is Amazing

Posted 06.24.2013 | Arts

Once upon a time in 1947 a quintet of uber-famous artists got together to make a film. The result was "Dreams That Money Can Buy," the trippy tale of ...

Magic Realist Painter Bridget Tichenor at Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 08.04.2012 | Arts
VernissageTV

The biography of Bridget Bate Tichenor by Zachary Selig reads like a "Who's Who" of the high society of the first half of the 20th Century, but only i...

Footage From Dali's Out Of Control Dinner Party

Posted 01.19.2012 | Arts

And you thought Marina Abramovic's MOCA dinner was crazy! Everyone's favorite surrealist known for his over-the-top mustache apparently could throw a...

The World Is a Mind in Thomas Demand's La Carte d'après Nature

G. Roger Denson | Posted 02.11.2013 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

It is the artists' expertise at mapping the terrain between dreaming and waking that compels Thomas Demand to designate "the Map" ("La Carte") not just as a metaphor for art, but as the premier function of art.

BLOG WATCH> Psychedelic Art on Daily Serving

dailyserving.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Psychedelia is a state of mind. It is a particular mode of perception that upends our assumptions about the way that the world works. It is about heig...

Magritte Painting Stolen At Gunpoint

The Guardian | Angelique Chrisafis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A painting by the Belgian surrealist artist René Magritte was stolen from a Brussels museum today in a daring daylight raid by two armed men who rang...