With Salvador Dalí as its figurehead, the nice send of Surrealism traversed the turbulent seas of the early twentieth century with sails billowing with desires and wishes. Impressed via the psychoanalytical follow of Sigmund Freud, the Surrealists championed the subconscious because the area of reality, uninhibited via the criteria or expectancies of society.

With ways starting from hypnotism to nocturnal walks to computerized writing, the likes of André Breton, Max Ernst, Brassaï, and Meret Oppenheim produced art work, drawings, texts, and movies through which they sought to excavate their so much intimate and primal instincts. The effects abound with sexual fantasies, with mysterious, menacing creatures, and with the juxtaposition of apparently contradictory gadgets or concepts.

This guide introduces the origins and the sensational legacy of the Surrealist motion, one of the crucial profound and enduring impacts on movie, theater, literature, artwork, and idea.

Featured artists: Hans Arp, André Breton, Giorgio de Chirico, Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, Alberto Giacometti, Paul Klee, René Magritte, André Masson, Matta, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Meret Oppenheim, Yves Tanguy