3SurrealismAn “ism” is a suffix at the end of many English words. It comes from Greek “ismos” and Latin “ismus”.You have seen it at the end of words like optimism, Buddhism, racism, favoritism, and terrorism.
4SurrealismIt signifies a belief, practice, idea, or movement. In art, there are many movements that end in ism.One of the most important ISMs is Surrealism.
5SurrealismSurrealism was started in the 1920s. Paintings focus on things found in the imagination or fantasy. You might find every day objects, but they aren’t doing every day things.The Son of Man by Rene Magritte
6SurrealismBelgian artist, Rene Magritte selected many objects in and around his home for his work.They can still be viewed in his home, now a museum in Brussels.Time Transfixed by Rene Magritte
8SurrealismGolconde, Clairevoyance, and the Red Model by Rene Magritte
9SurrealismGolconde, Clairevoyance, and the Red Model by Rene Magritte
10SurrealismSpanish artist, Salvador Dali, is the name that first comes to mind for many people when they think of Surrealism.His moustache is as famous as his art.
11SurrealismEven if you have never heard of Surrealism, you may have seen Dali’s work.The Persistence of Memoryby Salvador Dali
12Surrealism The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali Celestial Elephantsby Salvador Dali
13Surrealism The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali Self Portrait Celestial Elephantsby Salvador Dali
14SurrealismSo now you know about Surrealism. But, if you want to know more, you canaalways research Expressionism, Pointillism, Impressionism, Fauvism, Dadaism, Cubism, Realism, Modernism, Post-Modernism, andRomanticism for starters.
15Movements Impressionism Cubism Pointillism Realism Surrealism More isms