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Surrealism

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Surrealism (Basic Art Series)

Surrealism Surrealism Surrealism

US$ 15
Dalí. The Paintings

Dalí. The Paintings Dalí. The Paintings Dalí. The Paintings

US$ 50
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Dalí. Tarot

Dalí. Tarot Dalí. Tarot Dalí. Tarot

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Dalí (Basic Art Series)

Dalí Dalí Dalí

US$ 15
Klee (Basic Art Series)

Klee Klee Klee

US$ 15
Magritte (Basic Art Series)

Magritte Magritte Magritte

US$ 15
Miró (Basic Art Series)

Miró Miró Miró

US$ 15
Paris. Portrait of a City

Paris. Portrait of a City Paris. Portrait of a City Paris. Portrait of a City

New edition, only US$ 40
Original edition US$ 70

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2019

100 Years of Bauhaus

Exhibition
February 08, 2019 - February 02, 2020

REFLEX BAUHAUS 40 OBJECTS – 5 CONVERSATIONS

Pinakothek der Moderne, München
Exhibition
March 14 - December 01, 2019

Bauhaus

Design Museum, Kopenhagen
Exhibition
June 21 - November 06, 2019

Basquiat: Defacement

Guggenheim Museum, New York
Exhibition
September 06, 2019 - January 27, 2020

Original Bauhaus

Berlinische Galerie
Exhibition
September 18, 2019 - January 05, 2020

Matisse: Master of Line

The Holburne Museum, Bath
Exhibition
October 11, 2019 - February 09, 2020

Dalí & Magritte: Deux icônes du surréalisme en dialogue

Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
Exhibition
February 28 - June 07, 2020

Objetos de deseo: Surrealismo y diseño

CaixaForum, Barcelona
Exhibition
April 05, 2020

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Surrealism

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Fantastic and strange, the work of the Surrealists continues to haunt and fascinate viewers with its enticing yet irrational depictions of the unconscious human mind. As an art movement, Surrealism emerged in the late 1910s and early 1920s, partially forming out of the Dada group. Following the senseless destruction that had occurred during period of the first world war, Surrealism rejected the logical and the assumed, the mechanic and the modern, preferring instead to delve into the world of dreams and desires.

Surrealism was an avant-garde movement founded primarily by a group of writers, including Guillaume Apollinaire and André Breton, who experimented with practices like automatic writing and drafted manifestos that would go on to inspire artists working in theatre, photography, cinema, and the visual arts. The Surrealists were enamored with the psychoanalytical practice of Sigmund Freud and his techniques designed to manifest the unconscious. Unornamented and illustrative forms, stark color contrasts, and the juxtaposition of seemingly contradictory objects or ideas became key characteristics of Surrealist art. Paintings, drawings, texts, and films drew on metaphysical philosophy, sexual fantasies, and primal fears to produce works that were loaded with symbolism while eluding any simple interpretation of meaning.

The movement was broad and diverse, engaging with other groups like Cubism and drawing on the theories of Marx, Benjamin, and Marcuse. Surrealism counted many artists within its fold, including Hans Arp, André Breton, Giorgio de Chirico, Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, Alberto Giacometti, Paul Klee, René Magritte, André Masson, Matta, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Meret Oppenheim, and Yves Tanguy.

TASCHEN titles on Surrealism include books focusing on maverick Salvador Dalí, an art historical introduction to the movement, and Basic Art Series publications on individual artists. TASCHEN Books also hold monographs on contemporary artists working within the surrealist tradition like Mark Ryden and popular renditions of the movement’s activities like the Surrealist dinner party. Get lost in the dreamscapes and hell worlds that defined the imagination of 20th century art and culture.