“I am interested only in the unknown and I work for my own astonishment.” - Roberto Matta
Chilean-born artist Roberto Matta was, in fact, introduced to the Surrealist movement in 1934 in Madrid, by non other than Salvador Dali.
Pictured is his 1963 work, Les Pandrelles du Soir, which is part of our online auction of Latin American Art
One of the most famous Surrealist artists, Cuban-born Wifredo Lam (1902–1982) is known for his stylized utilization of the erotic, mythological creatures of his native culture. His paintings, prints, and sculptures reference his life experiences, from his 1946 sojourn to Haiti and Cuba to his studies with Pablo Picasso and André Breton in Paris!
Pictured is his 1959 work, Figura con trenza y pajaros.
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Dance of Time is a stunning bronze and gold patina sculpture by eccentric Spanish artist Salvador Dalí, who is equally as well-known for his Surreal artwork as he is for his personality and grandiose behavior!
“Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist” - René Magritte
The famed Surrealist painter was born on this day in 1898 in Belgium.
A major player in the Surrealist movement during the 1920s, Magritte frequently delved into mystical concepts and the disconnection between objects, people, and their meanings.
Pictured is one of his most recognized paintings, his 1964 work The Son Of Man, which was created as a self-portrait.
Remembering Man Ray
American photographer and painter Man Ray was born on this day in 1890. He was one of the leading artists of Dada and Surrealism, and the only American artist to play a prominent role in the launching of those two influential movements.
Pictured are Salvador Dali and Man Ray in Paris on June 16, 1934.
Celebrating Marc Chagall
“Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.” - Marc Chagall
Happy Birthday Marc Chagall! The renowned French painter was born on this day in 1887.
Philippe Halsman’s Dalí Atomicus explores the idea of suspension, depicting three cats flying, water thrown from a bucket, an easel, a footstool and Salvador Dalí all seemingly suspended in mid-air.
Halsman reported that it took 28 attempts to be satisfied with the result! This is the unretouched version of the photograph that was published in LIFE magazine.
Happy birthday, Max Ernst!
A pioneer of the Dada movement, the German artist was born April 2, 1891. Browse artworks by Max Ernst.