Salvador Dali-Surrealism

With roots of Dada and in a group of young French writers and poets, surrealism entered the Paris scene in 1924, searching for the “more real then real world behind the real.”

Surrealism: Pure psychic automatism by which it is intended to express, either verbally or writing, the true function of thought. Thought dictated in the absence of all control exerted by reason, all aesthetic or moral preoccupations. (Try figuring out that definition)

Salvador Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. Dalí was highly imaginative, and also enjoyed indulging in unusual and grandiose behavior. His eccentric manner and attention-grabbing public actions sometimes drew more attention than his artwork, to the dismay of those who held his work in high esteem, and to the irritation of his critics.









Im definitely going to continue on this topic because there are so many cool Surrealism paintings out there. Im going to find a few more to post and continue on my research. :)

the author

My name is Jen and I am 21 years old, living in Long Island. Im currently going to school for Graphic Design because art is my main passion. I spend much of my time searching the web for intriguing artwork. If you are an artist and want me to write an article about your work, visit the contact page and send me an email. I would love to hear from you!
  1. A student in learning says:

    I would like to know if you could tell me a little more about the paint where there is a boat with butterflies.
    I was wondering what was the name of this paint, the year it was created, the dimensions of the paint. What’s the theme?
    And where is this paint is hold. In a museum?
    Please let me know :) You’d really help me!

  2. David says:

    Surrealism is amazing. And Dali undoubtedly the best. I am a great admirer of this art genre. If you attempt a piece of your authorship I’ll be more than glad to have a look. I don’t paint but I write. We could share some notes on what we do if you’re interested. Best wishes.

    • Jen says:

      Hello David, Thanks for your interest in my post. I would love to collaborate with you on a post. Your welcome to send me anything you think is cool relating to art and worth posting about. You could send me anything you want written or visual!

  3. Ron says:

    The butterfly painting is not a Dali work. The butterfly one is called Departure of the Winged Ship by Vladimir Kush.

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