(1924-1966) Surrealism

Andre Breton, Leonora Carrington, Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, Rene Magritte, Andre Masson, Joan Miro, Yves Tanguy.

Surrealism was a cultural movement which developed in Europe in the aftermath of World War I and was largely influenced by Dada. The movement is best known for its visual artworks and writings and the juxtaposition of distant realities to activate the unconscious mind through the imagery. It aimed to revolutionise human experience, rejecting a rational vision of life in favour of one that asserted the value of the unconscious and dreams. The movement’s poets and artists found magic and strange beauty in the unexpected and the uncanny, the disregarded and the unconventional.