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If you love surrealism, you will be captivated by our selection of surrealist photography. KAZoART knows how to satisfy your curiosity and desire for escapism. Allow yourself to be enthralled by its strange beauty.
Man Ray is indisputably the world’s most famous surrealist photographer. With photos like Ingres's Violin and The Delicious Fields, he never failed to capture the public’s attention, drawing his audience in with elegant staging and innovative techniques like rayographs.
Brassaï, who illustrated many of André Breton's texts in the journal Le Minotaure, created many astonishing surrealist photos in a method similar to that of automatic writing (a method that aims to interrupt neither the conscience nor will).
This photography, representing a jet of light scattered like a spider's web on a black background, is a stunning representation of the luminous glint of an idea suddenly seizing a writer as they practice automatic writing. Brassaï and Salvador Dali produced many surrealist photos in the street, where neglected objects from daily life are glorified through the effect of light.
Surrealism is a literary and artistic movement which is also found in photography. Surrealist painters and photographers aim to look beyond reality to capture the very nature of things. To reproduce the immediacy and lack of control they advocated, they need to use clever tricks and techniques in their photography.
Photomontages and techniques like rayographs and solarization enable these artists to glorify the real whilst bringing a sensation of strangeness to their photography.
Man Ray used rayographs, a technique with many similarities to photogrammetry, to capture the essence of objects without the need for a photographer or even photographic equipment.
Although technique is vital, the subjects photographed are also of great importance. Some of the notable recurring themes in the surrealist photography of these artists (Brassaï, Man Ray, Hans Bellmer and Raoul Ubac.) include the female body, eroticism and Paris.