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Luna park
Luna park
$2,112
Acrylic painting (130 x 97 cm)
Limite
Limite
$1,556
Acrylic painting (73 x 100 cm)
Future street
Future street
$2,223
Oil painting (80 x 130 cm)
Métamorphose
Métamorphose
$689
Mixed media (50 x 40 cm)
La fabrique des rêves
La fabrique des rêves
$1,100
Mixed media (39 x 59 cm)
Les deux amis
Les deux amis
$1,000
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Due
Due
$500
Mixed media (24 x 30 cm)
Tiffany
Tiffany
$1,000
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
The soul of a man (numéro 03)
The soul of a man (numéro 03)
$745
Acrylic painting (50 x 61 cm)
La terre, qu'elle est belle
La terre, qu'elle est belle
$2,723
Acrylic painting (100 x 120 cm)
The soul of a man (numéro 12)
The soul of a man (numéro 12)
$1,767
Acrylic painting (73 x 100 cm)
Monde végétal
Monde végétal
$2,223
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Faust et fleur
Faust et fleur
$556
Acrylic painting (40 x 60 cm)
Amoureux 2
Amoureux 2
$2,223
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
La femme en rouge
La femme en rouge
$2,112
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Le regard des autres
Le regard des autres
$745
Acrylic painting (50 x 61 cm)
The platform
The platform
$1,056
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
The soul of a man (numéro 09)
The soul of a man (numéro 09)
$1,956
Acrylic painting (81 x 100 cm)
Le vieil ange et l'oiseau
Le vieil ange et l'oiseau
$745
Acrylic painting (50 x 61 cm)
De mon balcon
De mon balcon
$1,778
Mixed media (70 x 50 cm)
The King's Speech
The King's Speech
$6,891
Mixed media (240 x 200 cm)
The king
The king
$400
Acrylic painting (20 x 80 cm)
Guernica vision II
Guernica vision II
$622
Acrylic painting (46 x 55 cm)
The night companions
The night companions
$889
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
Meditation
Meditation
$422
Acrylic painting (38 x 46 cm)
The soul of a man (numéro 07)
The soul of a man (numéro 07)
$1,956
Acrylic painting (81 x 100 cm)
Saisir l'instant
Saisir l'instant
$1,556
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
Arc d'amour
Arc d'amour
$1,000
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Pigs
Pigs
$7,225
Acrylic painting (250 x 175 cm)
No one carries my weight
No one carries my weight
$278
Mixed media (20 x 30 cm)
The man with the red face
The man with the red face
$278
Mixed media (24 x 30 cm)
After party
After party
$8,336
Acrylic painting (137 x 110 cm)
Crucifixion
Crucifixion
$422
Acrylic painting (38 x 46 cm)
Homme aux gros bras
new
Homme aux gros bras
$2,668
Mixed media (89 x 116 cm)
Transformation
Transformation
$2,556
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
La grande vague de kanagawa -remix
La grande vague de kanagawa -remix
$2,556
Acrylic painting (92 x 92 cm)
Régénération de la nature
Régénération de la nature
$2,890
Oil painting (120 x 100 cm)
Terre d'écarlate
Terre d'écarlate
$2,779
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
Sauge de jérusalem 2008-293
Sauge de jérusalem 2008-293
$2,668
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Repriser gaïa
Repriser gaïa
$1,112
Acrylic painting (70 x 90 cm)
The diesel kraken
The diesel kraken
$889
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
Bkk200
Bkk200
$1,112
Acrylic painting (66 x 46 cm)
Siddhartha 1
Siddhartha 1
$945
Mixed media (50 x 65 cm)
Nombriliste
Nombriliste
$667
Acrylic painting (81 x 116 cm)
Lévitation
Lévitation
$1,556
Acrylic painting (73 x 100 cm)
Un singe au pays des fabuland
Un singe au pays des fabuland
$945
Mixed media (50 x 115 cm)
Pygmalion (vénus)
Pygmalion (vénus)
$945
Mixed media (50 x 120 cm)
3 goélands
3 goélands
$1,112
Oil painting (80 x 50 cm)
Sérénity
Sérénity
$645
Mixed media (60 x 73 cm)
Souvenirs de la mare
Souvenirs de la mare
$1,445
Oil painting (84 x 99 cm)
It's time to wake up, alice!
It's time to wake up, alice!
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Oil painting (100 x 80 cm)
Le chapelier toqué
Le chapelier toqué
$556
Acrylic painting (40 x 60 cm)
Dans le monde
Dans le monde
$1,667
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Amoureux
Amoureux
$2,223
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Le cheval de bataille de la grande dévoreuse
Le cheval de bataille de la grande dévoreuse
$1,334
Oil painting (86 x 85 cm)
Muse regardant le monde terrestre
Muse regardant le monde terrestre
$1,667
Mixed media (60 x 80 cm)
Apparition
Apparition
$834
Oil painting (41 x 33 cm)
X comme repère
X comme repère
$1,056
Mixed media (45 x 45 cm)
Bib
Bib
$2,001
Acrylic painting (73 x 100 cm)
Nuit blanche
Nuit blanche
$1,056
Mixed media (86 x 23 cm)
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Great Surrealist painters and Surrealism techniques

In 1924 André Breton defined Surrealism as "Psychic automatism in its pure state, by which one expresses, either verbally, in writing, or in any other medium, the actual functioning of thought. The dictation of thought in the absence of all control exercised by reason and outside all moral and aesthetic concerns..." It is, however, more challenging to apply this definition to the world of plastic arts.

This is why Surrealism in painting is expressed in different ways without every following the definition given by Breton to the letter. Inspired by the paintings of Giorgio de Chirico and Freudian psychoanalysis, the great Surrealist artists, Salvador Dali, Max Ernst, Francis Picabia, René Magritte, Joan Miro and Yves Tanguy, all took a different approach and interpretation of what Surrealism paintings meant to them. Interpreting dreams, using automatic movements and distorting the perception of reality, they used their inventiveness to create a unique plastic language.

Salvador Dali, for example, invented a technique known as "paranoia-criticism" (a technique inspired by Lacan), recreating on canvas his dreams and fantasies after analysis and reflection. His Surrealism paintings, such as Soft Construction with Boiled Beans, The Persistence of Memory and The Enigma of My Desire, are organized according to the secret, coded language of his own creation.

Others, such as René Magritte, took a completely different approach, seeking to stimulate our perception of reality. Surrealism artworks like The Treachery of Images and The Key to Dreams are designed to disturb the viewer, who is faced with visual contradictions (such as a train emerging from a chimney) and forced to put into perspective their perception of the world. To do this, Magritte played on the referent and referee, creating surprising visual word plays.

 The origins of Surrealism

After World War I, many intellectuals were keen to escape the violence and terror of reality. André Breton, who had completed his military service in a psychiatric hospital during the war, was confronted with soldiers who, returning from the front line, had developed all sorts of psychiatric disorders. 

Fascinated by a number of his patients, who had created an imaginary world in which to seek refuge and heal from the violence of the front line, André Breton became increasingly interested in the powers of the mind and more specifically the writings of Sigmund Freud.

The unconscious, as described by Freud, represented for the great Surrealist artists André Breton, Paul Eluard and Philippe Soupault, a mental space in which anything was possible. Through numerous means, they sought to enter into contact with it, using all sorts of processes and drugs. They were interested in exploring this mental space stripped of all control of the mind. A space in which creation was found in its purest form. A space beyond reality, the place of the surreal. And so Surrealism was born.

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