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List of famous Surrealism artwork, listed alphabetically with photos when available. The Surrealism movement was an awakening in the world of art, producing new types of paintings and sculptures that the world had never seen before. This is a list of the most popular Surrealism art pieces, so art enthusiasts will likely recognize the names of the famous artists who created these pieces. These renowned pieces of Surrealism artwork are showcased in museums all over the world, so if you can't afford an expensive vacation then this list is a great substitute for seeing fine Surrealism art. In the chance that pictures of these historic Surrealism works of art aren't available, you can click on the name of the piece for more information.

Pieces here include everything from The Persistence of Memory to I and the Village.

If you want to know, "What is Surrealism art?" or "What are examples of Surrealism art?" then this list will answer your questions.
Apparatus and Hand is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Surrealism Artwork
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Apparatus and Hand


Apparatus and Hand is a 1927 painting by Salvador Dalí. The painting currently resides at the Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. This work is on loan from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. A Reynolds Morse. ...more

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Artist: Salvador Dalí

Period / Movement: Surrealism

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Aquis Submersus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Surrealism Artwork
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Aquis Submersus is a painting by the German dadaist and surrealist Max Ernst created in 1919. Influenced by the Italian metaphysical art it is one of Ernst's earliest works showing surrealistical accents. It currently resides at the Städel museum in Frankfurt, Germany. The painting depicts a ...more

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Artist: Max Ernst

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Surrealism

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Cabaret Scene is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Surrealism Artwork
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Cabaret Scene is a painting by the Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí. This was a unique cubist experiment that came between Dalí's early impressionist work and the classic surrealist technique he would later develop. ...more

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Artist: Salvador Dalí

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Surrealism

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Christ of Saint John of the Cr... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Surrealism Artwork
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Christ of Saint John of the Cross is a painting by Salvador Dalí made in 1951. It depicts Jesus Christ on the cross in a darkened sky floating over a body of water complete with a boat and fishermen. Although it is a depiction of the crucifixion, it is devoid of nails, blood, and a crown of thorns, ...more

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Artist: Salvador Dalí

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Surrealism

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