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C corner
C corner
$3,882
Acrylic painting (90 x 90 cm)
Welcome to heaven
Welcome to heaven
$728
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
The dreamer (02)
The dreamer (02)
$1,577
Acrylic painting (65 x 81 cm)
The green castle
The green castle
$1,213
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
Là-haut
Là-haut
$1,820
Mixed media (60 x 60 cm)
The soul of a man (numéro 03)
The soul of a man (numéro 03)
$971
Acrylic painting (50 x 61 cm)
The soul of a man (numéro 12)
The soul of a man (numéro 12)
$2,184
Acrylic painting (73 x 100 cm)
The waitress and the monster
The waitress and the monster
$3,397
Acrylic painting (80 x 60 cm)
Early sunday morning
Early sunday morning
$1,820
Acrylic painting (75 x 115 cm)
Die henkerin
Die henkerin
$1,213
Mixed media (35 x 65 cm)
Pigs
Pigs
$7,886
Acrylic painting (250 x 175 cm)
Chercher la trace
Chercher la trace
$728
Oil painting (50 x 40 cm)
Femme assise et poisson-chat
Femme assise et poisson-chat
$1,504
Mixed media (70 x 87 cm)
Vivre² (réalité augmentée)
Vivre² (réalité augmentée)
$1,092
Mixed media (40 x 60 cm)
Réflexion X
Réflexion X
$643
Mixed media (40 x 40 cm)
Notte
Notte
$607
Mixed media (30 x 30 cm)
L’organe de l’âme
L’organe de l’âme
$728
Acrylic painting (50 x 65 cm)
L’oiseau et la sorcière
L’oiseau et la sorcière
$2,669
Acrylic painting (80 x 100 cm)
L'abîme est bordé de hautes demeures
L'abîme est bordé de hautes demeures
$4,731
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Sagesse sauvage
Sagesse sauvage
$3,276
Acrylic painting (50 x 65 cm)
No fun for the daughter
No fun for the daughter
$8,189
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
La cathédrale n°4
La cathédrale n°4
$849
Acrylic painting (54 x 54 cm)
La chambre mystérieuse
La chambre mystérieuse
$2,426
Oil painting (47 x 57 cm)
Pietà 2014-455
Pietà 2014-455
$7,158
Oil painting (62 x 62 cm)
Bianca
Bianca
$3,397
Acrylic painting (80 x 120 cm)
Jimi hendrix ☆ voodoochild portrait
Jimi hendrix ☆ voodoochild portrait
$364
Acrylic painting (33 x 41 cm)
Femme blonde au ruban à pois
Femme blonde au ruban à pois
$3,215
Mixed media (89 x 116 cm)
The one
The one
$3,882
Mixed media (120 x 80 cm)
La matrice
La matrice
$2,305
Oil painting (40 x 80 cm)
Vocation de nos atomes 2008-294
Vocation de nos atomes 2008-294
$2,912
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Patience
Patience
$1,820
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Voyage intérieur
Voyage intérieur
$1,941
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Passerelle
Passerelle
$1,820
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Le serpent attend il a tout son temps
Le serpent attend il a tout son temps
$1,153
Mixed media (88 x 68 cm)
Duo noir et blanc 4
Duo noir et blanc 4
$728
Mixed media (51 x 39 cm)
Dionysos
Dionysos
$1,456
Acrylic painting (60 x 73 cm)
En chaque adulte sommeille un enfant
En chaque adulte sommeille un enfant
$1,941
Acrylic painting (73 x 92 cm)
Va vers toi 2012-312
Va vers toi 2012-312
$3,033
Acrylic painting (146 x 60 cm)
Mindscape
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Mindscape
$2,184
Mixed media (80 x 60 cm)
Nike
Nike
$6,005
Acrylic painting (81 x 130 cm)
The soul of a man (numéro 07)
The soul of a man (numéro 07)
$2,426
Acrylic painting (81 x 100 cm)
Les sœurs de Gabrielle
Les sœurs de Gabrielle
$1,456
Mixed media (66 x 44 cm)
La marche du progrès
La marche du progrès
$1,941
Mixed media (55 x 75 cm)
Disparition IV
Disparition IV
$3,033
Mixed media (89 x 116 cm)
Respiration
Respiration
$1,577
Mixed media (65 x 81 cm)
Homme aux gros bras
Homme aux gros bras
$3,215
Mixed media (89 x 116 cm)
Hora n°01
Hora n°01
$655
Mixed media (16 x 22 cm)
Duo noir et blanc 3
Duo noir et blanc 3
$728
Mixed media (51 x 39 cm)
Le fil du temps
Le fil du temps
$971
Acrylic painting (50 x 61 cm)
Expectation
Expectation
$764
Mixed media (29 x 29 cm)
Sauge de jérusalem 2008-293
Sauge de jérusalem 2008-293
$2,912
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Chevalier pôle nord
Chevalier pôle nord
$3,518
Mixed media (120 x 160 cm)
No one carries my weight
No one carries my weight
$303
Mixed media (20 x 30 cm)
Le bain de minuit
Le bain de minuit
$2,790
Acrylic painting (81 x 116 cm)
L'arbre jaune
L'arbre jaune
$1,941
Mixed media (50 x 70 cm)
Les métamorphoses III
Les métamorphoses III
$2,038
Acrylic painting (73 x 92 cm)
Carpe diem
Carpe diem
$971
Acrylic painting (50 x 61 cm)
La vie est belle (malgré tout)
La vie est belle (malgré tout)
$1,031
Acrylic painting (93 x 80 cm)
Le cri (03)
Le cri (03)
$1,941
Acrylic painting (73 x 92 cm)
Viscéral
Viscéral
$2,305
Acrylic painting (75 x 115 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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