1. Alle Posts mit dem Tag "surrealism"

  2. I don’t do drugs. I am drugs.

    Salvador Dalí

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  3. René Magritte's famous work, Le Fils de l’Homme. 

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  4. Magritte

    “Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.” 

    The famed Surrealist painter René Magritte 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. 

    His paintings have a thought-provoking appeal that forces viewers to reexamine their own perceptions of reality. 

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  5. DALÍ

    This week, we’re throwing the spotlight on Dalí with an incredible auction of over 40 artworks by the Surrealist master Salvador Dalí

    The artist was known as much for his fantastical, surrealistic imagery as he was for his unconventional, eccentric lifestyle that blended seamlessly with his artwork. This exciting, curated selection includes works by Dalí in a range of media, including prints, sculptures, and photographs.

    Dive into the world of Dalí on artnet Auctions. 

    • 5 months ago, 
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  6. I don’t do drugs. I am drugs.

    Salvador Dalí 

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  7. Remembering Giacometti

    "I paint and sculpt to get a grip on reality… to protect myself." 

    Alberto Giacometti was born on this day in 1901 in Borgonovo, Switzerland. In explaining his work, the artist once said that he rendered people the way he believed they ought to be seen by others. 

    Though his artwork is uneasily categorized, Giacometti was among the most influential of all Modern artists, creating expressive paintings, sculptures, and lyrical drawings which continue to inspire artists and collectors alike. 

    • 6 months ago, 
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  8. Maxims

    "If the dream is a translation of waking life, waking life is also a translation of the dream." - Rene Magritte

    (by the way, this is not a pipe) 

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  9. The Market for Magritte

    The Surrealist work of artist René Magritte will go on view at the MoMA in New York City.
    To mark the occasion, we took a look at the market for Rene Magritte and discovered that he has outperformed the S&P 500, realizing gains of over 280%. 

    • 6 months ago, 
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  10. Remembering Man Ray

    "To create is divine, to reproduce is human." — Man Ray

    Celebrated for pioneering Modernist painting, film, and photography, Man Ray was born on this day in 1890 in Philadelphia. 

    A painter as well as a photographer, Man Ray manipulated light and the camera’s mechanical processes, pushing the boundaries of avant-garde photography; his subjects included Pablo Picasso, Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, and many other leading figures of the early 20th century. 

    Always uncomfortable with his American identity, he spent decades in France creating works ranging from painting and drawing to assemblage and photography, exhibiting around the world before his death in Paris, in 1976. Today, he is revered as one of the most important American Modernist artists, and as a groundbreaking practitioner of photography.

    Pictured are Salvador Dalí and Man Ray in Paris, on June 16, 1934 making "wild eyes" for photographer Carl Van Vechten

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  11. Un Drole de Poisson

    Fish scales and a jester’s checkered costume: The tile of this work by Alexander Calder, Un drole de Poisson, literally translates to A Funny Fish

    • 8 months ago, 
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  12. Alexander Calder

    "The universe is real but you can’t see it. You have to imagine it. Once you imagine it, you can be realistic about reproducing it." —Alexander Calder

    One of the most celebrated sculptors of the 20th century, Alexander Calder was born on this day in 1898, in Pennsylvania.

    Upon moving to Paris in 1926, Calder befriended several important Abstract artists, including Joan Miró (Spanish, 1896-1983) and Piet Mondrian (Dutch, 1872-1944), and was invited to join the group Abstraction-Création in 1931. Inspired by the work of his fellow artists, he incorporated Abstract Kinetic elements into his sculptures, creating the Mobiles he is best known for today. 

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  13. Dance Of Time

    Meant to echo the fluidity of time, the undulated form of this melted clock captures the surrealistic imagery so beloved and continuously employed by Salvador Dali.

    • 9 months ago, 
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  14. Spotlight: Joan Miro

    “I make no distinction between poetry and painting.” -Joan Miro

    In 1893, Joan Miró was born in Barcelona. As the son of a goldsmith, Miró did not grow up in an art-oriented family, but in a business-oriented one. His father was well aware of his own success and expected the same for his son.

    Nevertheless, Miró showed early signs of artistic genius. His first known drawings date back to 1901, and when he was only eight years old, he could already create works of strict Realism. 

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  15. Roberto Matta

    "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 

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  16. Wifredo Lam

    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.

    Browse and discover more Latin American Art

    • 11 months ago, 
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