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The Greatest Works of Famous Surrealist Artwork

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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.
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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 swimming pool surrounded by buildings. The sense of dimension is unclear. The features of the buildings appear to be hand-drawn. The buildings leave shadows against the sky like a wall. Hanging in the sky is a clock that reflects on the water as a moon. In the pool, the picture shows a possibly female or childish body in an upside-down position with only the waist and legs above the water level. The...  more
    • Artist: Max Ernst
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Surrealism
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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
    • Artist: Salvador Dalí
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Surrealism
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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, because, according to Dalí, he was convinced by a dream that these features would mar his depiction of Christ. Also in a dream, the importance of depicting Christ in the extreme angle evident in the painting was revealed to him....  more
    • Artist: Salvador Dalí
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Surrealism
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    Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Pomegranate a Second Before Awakening is a surrealist painting by Salvador Dalí. A short, alternate title for the painting is Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee. It was painted in 1944, while Dalí and his wife, Gala, were living in America....  more
    • Artist: Salvador Dalí
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Surrealism
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