Free as a Bird – Max Ernst, Lop Lop and The Art of ChanceMay 4, 2018
The unconscious mind can serve as a revealing personal landscape. Feeding our dreams, shaping our personalities and informing our behaviour; the hidden aspects of the self ultimately determine the waking other. Surrealism was the moment when the mind...
Leonora Carrington And Her Surrealist Life In Her Own WordsApril 28, 2018
Leonora Carrington (1917-2011) is considered one of the greatest and most neglected British Surrealists. Her life story is a fascinating one: she abandoned her family for a painter about 20 years her senior (and married), she lived in...
Did They Burn Picasso? 12 Years Later The Stolen Artworks From Chácara do Céu Museum Remain MissingFebruary 23, 2018
It was 2006. Armed men invaded the Chácara do Céu Museum in Rio de Janeiro and stole a fortune in paintings. The stolen artworks included Picasso, Monet, Dalí, and Matisse, all the great painters of modern art. On...
Marion Adnams: A Teacher Who Turned a SurrealistJanuary 22, 2018
Would you ever suspect one of your teachers to be a painter? Marion Adnams, a modern languages teacher from Derby, England turned out to be a hidden talent. When she began to take evening drawing classes, nobody expected...
Violet Oakley: A Grand Vision by a female muralistJanuary 16, 2018
1906, Philadelphia, USA and a historic moment in art was unfolding in the Pennsylvania Capitol Building. A series of murals depicting ‘The Founding of the State of Liberty Spiritual’ were being installed in the Governor’s Reception Room and...
Learn More About Man Ray’s CadeauOctober 29, 2017
Man Ray’s Cadeau, 1921, editioned replica 1972, known also as a ‘Gift’, is one of the famous icons of the surrealist movement. It consists of an everyday continental flat iron of the sort that had to be heated...
Join Salvador Dali in Alice’s WonderlandOctober 16, 2017
Salvador Dalí was a man of many talents – the most famous of Surrealists, he created not only iconic paintings of 20th century but also Chupa Chups logo or an illustrated cookbook. He also created incredible illustrations for Lewis...
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