An Andalusian Dog – Surrealist Film of Dalí and BuñuelMay 28, 2020
Quarantine is already distressing us, but An Andalusian Dog is always a good tip. Above all, the movie and Surrealism, show us how art can ease harsh realities and yet be real. The Surrealist Movement and the Cinema An...
Agostino Arrivabene – A Modern AlchemistApril 28, 2020
Agostino Arrivabene (born in 1967) is a visionary yet secluded Italian contemporary artist who continues to produce outstanding surrealist works from his 17th-century house located just outside Milan. His masterful paintings operate in a realm that has no time,...
Gradiva: What Did Freud and the Surrealists See in Her?April 27, 2020
A woman who walks. That’s what Gradiva (the name of an anonymous woman from an antique bas-relief) means, as given by a fictional character from a novella by Wilhelm Jensen. In other words, it’s an invented name for...
Painting of the Week: Salvador Dalí, Madonna of Port LligatApril 12, 2020
Salvador Dalí’s The Madonna of Port Lligat depicts an image of Mary holding baby Jesus in her lap. However it has layers upon layers of meaning. For example symbolism that looks forward to Easter – the Crucifixion and...
René Magritte: Lovers in SeparationMarch 30, 2020
Now, while we are all being asked to practice social distancing, you have probably been bombarded with the paintings of lovers by René Magritte. Magritte’s surreal style is unmistakable, his wit is well-known but his depictions of love...
The Many Rebirths of VenusFebruary 20, 2020
Sandro Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus is iconic in western art. Alongside the Mona Lisa, it is probably a contender for “most famous painting.” Unsurprisingly the renowned Renaissance picture has inspired reconfiguration, reproductions, and references in artworks ever...
Christian Dior and Surrealist Women ArtistsFebruary 12, 2020
Since the entrance of feminism into public debate in recent years, it has influenced many aspects of our culture. One of these is fashion. Many designers have embraced female empowerment and diversity in many ways. One of the...
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