Surrealism and neo-Surrealism Portfolios

While there are several definitions of "surrealism," it is essentially a 20th century movement of artists and writers (developing out of dadaism) who used fantastic images and incongruous juxtapositions in order to represent unconscious thoughts and dreams. They were searching for the "new aesthetic."

In early 1910's it was the Italian Metaphysical Painters (i.e., Giorgio de Chirico) and then later, the French poet André Breton who suggested that rational thought was repressive to the powers of creativity and imagination and thus inimical to artistic expression. The subconscious, they imagined, could produce poetic truth.

Explore David's various neo-surrealism portfolios-- portfolios to which David is constantly adding new works. And then return to the main Portfolio Page to discover even more exciting art.

In Search of the Elusive Magritte

A Brush With Photography

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