Surrealist Paintings for Sale
It is exactly the surreal art that touches the depths of the subconscious. By placing surrealist art for sale, the author almost submits a piece of the soul as an auction lot. Surrealism art style uses ambiguity, sometimes phantasmagoric images, distortion of forms, a broken sense of space and even time. The desire for liberation from mind control, for psychic anarchism and the free flow of consciousness embodies the characteristic features of surrealism as an artistic movement.
Painting in the style of surrealism
The creativity of artists of this genre once caused a whirlwind of emotions and did not leave anyone who loved art indifferent. Surrealism is a modern style of the most terrible era, which is the period right after the war, as they naively thought at the time, the First World War. The Old World, both in the temporal and geographical sense of the word, has fundamentally changed. Good old France also has changed. It was from there that the artistic response to what happened was first heard. Artists and writers tried to reproduce the strange Brownian motion of images, to look into the depths, they took the direction into the subconscious, into the sleep of the mind, which, as is known since the time of Goya, gives birth to monsters. Surrealism is the art of diving into the subconscious and depicting dreams.
Famous Surrealist Artist
Surrealist paintings are difficult to confuse with anything else; you know it when you see it.
The most famous representative of this genre is Salvador Dalí. The artist transferred dreams, fantasies and reveries to the surface of the canvas. Often this is not a sweet summer night’s dream, but an actual bad trip. The names of some of his paintings directly indicate being in the arms of Morpheus. For example, a painting in the style of surrealism with the simple title Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Pomegranate a Second Before Awakening. With it, the artist made it clear: his work of art is a photograph of a dream.
Salvador Dalí is an artist whose surrealism was manifested not only in the content, but also in the names of the paintings: Leda Atomica, The Great Masturbator, Autumnal Cannibalism, Sodom Self-Satisfaction of an Innocent Maiden.
Then, drawing his famous soft clocks, he seems to have revealed the subject of inspiration of surrealism – the distortion of time and space; he created an allegory of time that ticks away, slowly but surely, tick by tick. Dalí himself said that the artwork called La persistencia de la memoria (in Catalan language meaning The Persistence of Memory), the well-known piece with a soft clock, was inspired by watching Camembert cheese melting in the sun. Imagination prompted the artist to replace the cheese with a clock, and as a result, the surrealism of the picture goes off the scale. Time passes, only the memory of it remains, but memory has its own laws, and there the time is deformed. His other work with soft clocks, by the way, has a similar title The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory. Nowadays, both these clocks and other findings of the artist are reproduced on numerous postcards and posters.
The one whom Dalí was never able to mislead with the play of his imagination was Sigmund Freud, a man well versed in dreams. He really wanted to be friends with him and told him that he was drawing his own dreams. To this, Freud replied that Dalí does not paint his dreams, but simulates and invents them, as dreams cannot be made-up.
The art, in which the surrealism reflects the memory of ancient times, was revealed to the world by Giorgio de Chirico. His paintings preserve the memory of deserted ruins and former ancient Roman grandeur. The artist’s family history is like an imprint of the outlines of the former Pax Romana. He was born in the port Greek city of Volos, but distant ancestors lived from the 16th century in Sicily, and then returned to Greece, and on his mother’s side, Giorgio de Chirico is a descendant of the Genoese.
The titles of his paintings show that the master was attracted by metaphysics, nostalgia and mystery. On these canvases one can notice a strange design of space: deserted architectural landscapes with the remains of ancient sculpture and unknown shadows, long arcades, and towers. And one can definitely feel that the time had irretrievably faded away, fled, leaving its majestic traces.
René Magritte was an artist who showed the world nostalgically warm surrealism wearing a bowler hat. Now it is difficult to understand that at the time when Magritte painted his Man in a Bowler Hat, this headdress, an object that the artist sincerely loves to use, looked outdated, so its owner must have been stuck in the past. Perhaps that is why all kinds of strange things happen with this gentleman in a hat in the artist’s paintings. Magritte’s surrealism is not as overwhelming as Dalí’s, it coexists with something very ordinary, even mundane, and there is not much of it. Magritte does not betray his sense of proportion. The paradox is that even nowadays artists are not going to stop using surrealistic images. Modern surrealist artists confidently continue to follow the paths paved by the greatest of the genre.
Features of Surrealistic Art
In terms of form, everything is very similar to traditional art, but in terms of content... here the traditional template breaks, and a surreal trip begins. The viewer plunges into the whimsical sphere of hallucinations, sees the reverse side of reality, enters the world of soft clocks and elephants on insect legs. You can buy an eye-catching and breathtaking surreal art in the Jose Art Gallery.