Origins of Modernism in Art: Surrealism Part II

Monday, April 25, 2022

Around 1929, Surrealism became predominantly a figurative pictorial style in contrast to the contemporary abstraction of artists such as Kandinsky and Mondrian. The painters Salvador Dalí, René Magritte, Paul Delvaux and Max Ernst, as well as the film maker Luis Buñuel, illustrated dream imagery inspired by the psychoanalysis of Carl Gustav Jung. Their bizarre fantasies connect them in art history to the likes of Hieronymus Bosch, Richard Dadd, Max Klinger, Arnold Böcklin, and Giorgio de Chirico.

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