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Early sunday morning
Early sunday morning
$1,694
Acrylic painting (75 x 115 cm)
Vivre² (réalité augmentée)
Vivre² (réalité augmentée)
$1,016
Mixed media (40 x 60 cm)
En chaque adulte sommeille un enfant
En chaque adulte sommeille un enfant
$1,581
Acrylic painting (73 x 92 cm)
The green castle
The green castle
$1,129
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
L'arbre jaune
L'arbre jaune
$1,806
Mixed media (50 x 70 cm)
Saisir l'instant
Saisir l'instant
$1,581
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
L'arbre du père
L'arbre du père
$2,202
Oil painting (100 x 70 cm)
Toi, tu creuses (le clint à sad hill)
Toi, tu creuses (le clint à sad hill)
$768
Acrylic painting (50 x 61 cm)
Le fil du temps
Le fil du temps
$768
Acrylic painting (50 x 61 cm)
No fun for the daughter
No fun for the daughter
$11,008
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
Chercher la trace
Chercher la trace
$677
Oil painting (50 x 40 cm)
The king
The king
$565
Acrylic painting (20 x 80 cm)
The shield
The shield
$734
Mixed media (23 x 47 cm)
Bianca
Bianca
$3,613
Acrylic painting (80 x 120 cm)
Passerelle
Passerelle
$1,694
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Luna park
Luna park
$2,145
Acrylic painting (130 x 97 cm)
The soul of a man (numéro 07)
The soul of a man (numéro 07)
$2,032
Acrylic painting (81 x 100 cm)
The dwelling in the sky
The dwelling in the sky
$2,258
Acrylic painting (120 x 80 cm)
Tsarachronique
Tsarachronique
$11,008
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
Limite
Limite
$1,581
Acrylic painting (73 x 100 cm)
Noyés dans l'absurde 2008-284
new
Noyés dans l'absurde 2008-284
$3,161
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Raviolis & soda
Raviolis & soda
$3,274
Acrylic painting (90 x 90 cm)
La femme au tiroir
La femme au tiroir
$4,177
Acrylic painting (100 x 100 cm)
Terre d'écarlate
Terre d'écarlate
$2,823
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
Sauge de jérusalem 2008-293
Sauge de jérusalem 2008-293
$2,710
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Le vieil éléphant
Le vieil éléphant
$5,532
Oil painting (116 x 90 cm)
The King's Speech
The King's Speech
$7,000
Mixed media (240 x 200 cm)
Véranda II
Véranda II
$3,048
Acrylic painting (120 x 100 cm)
Bateau jaune et bleu
Bateau jaune et bleu
$361
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Transformation
Transformation
$2,597
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Pigs
Pigs
$7,339
Acrylic painting (250 x 175 cm)
Le parc
Le parc
$2,597
Mixed media (89 x 116 cm)
No one carries my weight
No one carries my weight
$282
Mixed media (20 x 30 cm)
La grande vague de kanagawa -remix
La grande vague de kanagawa -remix
$2,597
Acrylic painting (92 x 92 cm)
New 5
New 5
$1,468
Oil painting (37 x 46 cm)
Evasion (réalité augmentée)
Evasion (réalité augmentée)
$903
Mixed media (40 x 60 cm)
Punk of duke
Punk of duke
$11,008
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
La petite vendeuse
La petite vendeuse
$1,806
Acrylic painting (80 x 120 cm)
Valse minute
Valse minute
$1,694
Acrylic painting (100 x 100 cm)
Out of order
Out of order
$11,008
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
Ely
Ely
$3,613
Acrylic painting (80 x 120 cm)
Les évanouis
Les évanouis
$1,694
Oil painting (82 x 89 cm)
Annonciation en blue velvet
Annonciation en blue velvet
$1,129
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
A la tienne
A la tienne
$11,008
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
Erosion
Erosion
$1,581
Oil painting (83 x 100 cm)
Tombent les hommes passent les rouge-queues
Tombent les hommes passent les rouge-queues
$1,806
Oil painting (106 x 134 cm)
Coup de coeur
Coup de coeur
$1,129
Acrylic painting (90 x 83 cm)
The night companions
The night companions
$1,129
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
Maintenant (réalité augmentée)
Maintenant (réalité augmentée)
$734
Mixed media (21 x 30 cm)
Un atterrissage en bonne et due forme (réalité augmentée)
Un atterrissage en bonne et due forme (réalité augmentée)
$565
Mixed media (19 x 27 cm)
God save the queen
God save the queen
$11,008
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
Branches
Branches
$1,581
Oil painting (89 x 90 cm)
Galaktikart
Galaktikart
$2,935
Mixed media (65 x 81 cm)
Mon ange
Mon ange
$1,694
Oil painting (48 x 62 cm)
Mini vuitton
Mini vuitton
$960
Mixed media (25 x 25 cm)
Ce vélo ne va pas pédaler tout seul (réalité augmentée)
Ce vélo ne va pas pédaler tout seul (réalité augmentée)
$734
Watercolour (21 x 30 cm)
Marie-Antoinette and the banshees
Marie-Antoinette and the banshees
$11,008
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
Des diamants sur le chemin
Des diamants sur le chemin
$734
Mixed media (50 x 60 cm)
Jartolotl (réalité augmentée)
Jartolotl (réalité augmentée)
$847
Watercolour (29 x 38 cm)
Patience
Patience
$1,694
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 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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