Surrealism

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David Lynch Documentary on surrealist cinema from 1987

David Lynch Documentary on surrealist cinema from 1987

Posted October 14th, 2013

Documentaries, Featured, Film, Surrealism, Videos

Filmmaker David Lynch talks about the history of surrealist films and shares some interesting information on how he was influenced by the likes of Man Ray himself. The films discussed include The Girl With The Prefabricated Heart (1947) by Fernand Léger and Blood Of A… Read More

Surrealism

Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938

Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938

Posted October 1st, 2013

Art History, Belgium, Shows, Surrealism

This new exhibition at the is the first to focus exclusively on the breakthrough Surrealist years of René Magritte, creator of some of the 20th century’s most extraordinary images. Beginning in 1926, when Magritte first aimed to create paintings that would, in his words, “challenge… Read More

Surrealism

Real/Surreal

Real/Surreal

Posted July 22nd, 2013

Shows, Surrealism

The Akron Art Museum in Ohio presents Real/Surreal, a most interesting exhibition on view until November 3, 2013. During the years leading up to and following World War II, many American artists worked in styles that merged influences from European Surrealism with native realist traditions…. Read More

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Dirty Dali – A Private View

Dirty Dali – A Private View

Posted June 7th, 2013

Documentaries, Sexuality, Spain, Surrealism, Videos

Salvador Dali is one of the most popular of all Surrealist painters, yet behind his image of dream and fantasy was a deeply troubled man of ambiguous sexuality and Freudian confusion. In this intimate film art critic Brian Sewell gives his sympathetic private view of… Read More

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Marcel Duchamp – Anemic Cinema

Marcel Duchamp – Anemic Cinema

Posted June 5th, 2013

Dada, Film, France, Surrealism, Videos

Anémic Cinéma (1926) is a Dadaist, surrealist, or experimental film made by Marcel Duchamp. The film depicts whirling animated drawings — which Duchamp called Rotoreliefs — alternated with puns in French. Duchamp signed the film with his alter ego name of Rrose Sélavy. Rotoreliefs were… Read More

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Dali and Picasso – Neighbours in Heaven

Dali and Picasso – Neighbours in Heaven

Posted May 22nd, 2013

3D, Animation, Surrealism, Videos

Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso wake up after death in their own sort of heaven peacefully surrounded by their own works. Now they should learn to live together as neighbours or otherwise they could have an uncertain future. Not too much is known about this… Read More

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The Dance Of Reality – Trailer for a new Jodorowsky film

The Dance Of Reality – Trailer for a new Jodorowsky film

Posted May 21st, 2013

Film, Surrealism, Videos

Alejandro Jodorowsky’s first film for more than two decades is a triumphant return, which mixes autobiography, politics, torture and fantasy to exuberant, moving effect. The film, which premiered at Cannes tells the story of the artist’s Communist father, Jaime Jodorowsky, with whom the director had… Read More

Surrealism

14 unseen Salvador Dali paintings surface at Bonhams sale

14 unseen Salvador Dali paintings surface at Bonhams sale

Posted May 16th, 2013

Auctions, Modernism, Paintings, Surrealism

Fourteen original Salvador Dali watercolour fruit studies, unseen until now, will be sold at Bonhams’ Impressionist and Modern Art sale in London on 18th June. Commissioned in 1969, the paintings have been in private hands since their creation. Each painting is valued at £40,000 –… Read More

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Frida Kahlo – The Movie and a Documentary

Frida Kahlo – The Movie and a Documentary

Posted April 3rd, 2013

Documentaries, Film, Mexico, Paintings, Surrealism, Videos

Watch an award-winning documentary from 1983 which provides a stirring look at the life and times of Mexico’s most famous woman painter, Frida Kahlo. Although the film is old, with simple editing techniques, it eloquently portrays the artist’s life in the famous “Blue House” outside… Read More