Surrealism Surrealists wanted to free their minds of rational thought, to write or paint the ideas that were buried deep in their minds. These artists did not wish their work to make simple, logical sense.
Sigmund Freud played a role in the development Surrealism used ink blots to reveal both the conscious and subconscious thoughts of his patients
Max Ernst, L'Ange du Foyer ou le Triomphe du Surréalisme (1937)
Roberto Matta. Elle Loge La Folie, oil on canvas, 1970.
Salvador Dali, The Persistence of Memory (1931), Museum of Modern Art