Interesting Facts about Surrealism

Published: August 3, 2016 в 08:15

Author: Yevgeny Gorbachev

Surrealism as the cultural movement significantly affected the creative life of the 1920s, but it remains incredibly popular among professional artists and people interested in collecting their artworks. If you want to familiarize yourself with this famous movement, here are some facts about surrealism that you may not know:

  • The city that is considered the center of the movement is Paris, as this is where it evolved from the Dada activities in the times of the World War I.
  • Surrealism is the movement that encompasses not only painting, but also movies, photography music, and literature. Moreover, it even influences the politics and philosophy.
  • Before being accepted, the surrealist group faced professional and political pressure. When it comes to the surrealist art, it was largely defined by the works of Dali and Magritte.
  • Some of the first examples of movies that can be defined as surrealist include “Un Chien Andalou” (1929) and “L’Âge d’Or” by Dali and Buñuel (1930), and “Le sang d’un poète” by Jean Cocteau (1930).

Nowadays, you can easily buy artworks in London online and offline from the artists who dedicate their lives to exploring surrealistic ideas and their personal creative potential. Surrealism is definitely the movement that opens up numerous possibilities of self-expression.