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"basquiat-mosa"
"basquiat-mosa"
$1,491
Mixed media (80 x 80 cm)
Mister Clint Eastwood
Mister Clint Eastwood
$481
Acrylic painting (38 x 46 cm)
Evasion (réalité augmentée)
Evasion (réalité augmentée)
$962
Mixed media (40 x 60 cm)
Perséphone 2
Perséphone 2
$2,706
Acrylic painting (40 x 50 cm)
Breath
Breath
$2,273
Acrylic painting (60 x 30 cm)
Coronis
Coronis
$5,954
Acrylic painting (81 x 130 cm)
Behind the shield
Behind the shield
$782
Mixed media (23 x 47 cm)
In-flight ice cream
In-flight ice cream
$3,368
Acrylic painting (50 x 70 cm)
Erosion
Erosion
$1,684
Oil painting (83 x 100 cm)
La vierge folle IV (version 2)
La vierge folle IV (version 2)
$1,022
Mixed media (39 x 49 cm)
Souvenirs de la mare
Souvenirs de la mare
$1,564
Oil painting (84 x 99 cm)
The clown
The clown
$722
Acrylic painting (46 x 55 cm)
Aphrodite
Aphrodite
$3,248
Acrylic painting (50 x 60 cm)
Sekhmet
Sekhmet
$4,450
Acrylic painting (100 x 100 cm)
A la rencontre de moi-même
A la rencontre de moi-même
$3,248
Acrylic painting (89 x 116 cm)
A bear ant
A bear ant
$6,615
Acrylic painting (146 x 114 cm)
Eurydice
Eurydice
$5,954
Acrylic painting (81 x 130 cm)
Pénélope (the wait)
Pénélope (the wait)
$10,825
Acrylic painting (130 x 195 cm)
Intrusion
Intrusion
$1,684
Acrylic painting (73 x 100 cm)
Bois-moi
Bois-moi
$1,203
Acrylic painting (90 x 70 cm)
Les évanouis
Les évanouis
$1,804
Oil painting (82 x 89 cm)
Girl wandering
Girl wandering
$722
Mixed media (30 x 48 cm)
Le chapelier toqué
Le chapelier toqué
$601
Acrylic painting (40 x 60 cm)
Punk of duke
Punk of duke
$8,119
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
Le quai du styx
Le quai du styx
$4,691
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
La pause
La pause
$457
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
God save the queen
God save the queen
$8,119
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
Samouraï (04)
Samouraï (04)
$962
Acrylic painting (50 x 61 cm)
Jeux d'enfant - le trophée
Jeux d'enfant - le trophée
$2,646
Mixed media (80 x 120 cm)
Nombrilisme – fin
Nombrilisme – fin
$601
Acrylic painting (89 x 116 cm)
Le cri (02)
Le cri (02)
$962
Acrylic painting (50 x 61 cm)
I believe you can't fly (02)
I believe you can't fly (02)
$962
Acrylic painting (50 x 61 cm)
Le lanceur d'alertes
Le lanceur d'alertes
$4,691
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Bkk200
Bkk200
$1,804
Acrylic painting (66 x 46 cm)
Out of order
Out of order
$8,119
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
New 5
New 5
$1,564
Oil painting (37 x 46 cm)
The colors of jazz
The colors of jazz
$1,443
Acrylic painting (60 x 81 cm)
Tombent les hommes passent les rouge-queues
Tombent les hommes passent les rouge-queues
$1,924
Oil painting (106 x 134 cm)
Jartolotl (réalité augmentée)
Jartolotl (réalité augmentée)
$902
Watercolour (29 x 38 cm)
Rappelle-toi du soleil 2020-662
Rappelle-toi du soleil 2020-662
$361
Acrylic painting (20 x 20 cm)
The night companions
The night companions
$1,203
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
The wobbly balance
The wobbly balance
$4,210
Acrylic painting (95 x 140 cm)
Cinétique improbable
Cinétique improbable
$4,691
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Marie-antoinette and the banshees
Marie-antoinette and the banshees
$8,119
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
Nova 101 bis
Nova 101 bis
$842
Mixed media (40 x 40 cm)
Queen of one day
Queen of one day
$8,119
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
Golden brown
Golden brown
$722
Mixed media (30 x 48 cm)
La terre, qu'elle est belle
La terre, qu'elle est belle
$2,947
Acrylic painting (100 x 120 cm)
A la tienne
A la tienne
$8,119
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
Galaktikart
Galaktikart
$3,127
Mixed media (65 x 81 cm)
Méditation
Méditation
$674
Acrylic painting (60 x 30 cm)
Natureza
Natureza
$722
Acrylic painting (70 x 70 cm)
Tasse de thé
Tasse de thé
$12,028
Mixed media (120 x 80 cm)
Un atterrissage en bonne et due forme (réalité augmentée)
Un atterrissage en bonne et due forme (réalité augmentée)
$601
Mixed media (19 x 27 cm)
New 3
New 3
$5,533
Mixed media (80 x 120 cm)
Bib
Bib
$2,165
Acrylic painting (73 x 100 cm)
Sous le ciel
Sous le ciel
$2,887
Mixed media (80 x 100 cm)
Déesse sauvage
Déesse sauvage
$1,010
Mixed media (46 x 56 cm)
Mini vuitton
Mini vuitton
$1,443
Mixed media (25 x 25 cm)
Gnos dloc eht 2014-452
Gnos dloc eht 2014-452
$9,622
Oil painting (130 x 89 cm)

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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