Originating from the 1920s Paris, Surrealism is a cultural breakthrough, characterized by the in-depth exploration of the human consciousness or lack thereof, through the agency of art and writing. Founded by French philosopher and poet, André Breton, it is a revolutionary movement, pertinent to the context of Modern Art History. This online archive of surrealist masters serves as a tribute to the artists and influence of Surrealism.
"Surrealism, then, neither aims to subvert realism, as does the fantastic, nor does it try to transcend it. It looks for different means by which to explore reality itself."
-Michael Richardson, Dedalus Book of Surrealism 2: The Myth of the World