Surrealism is a cultural movement and artistic style that was founded in 1924 by André Breton. Surrealism style uses visual imagery from the subconscious mind to create art without the intention of logical comprehensibility.
movement was begun primarily in Europe, centered in Paris, and attracted
many of the members of the Dada
community. Influenced by the psychoanalytical work of Freud and
Jung, there are similarities between the Surrealist movement and
the Symbolist movement of the late 19th century.
of the greatest artists of the 20th century became involved in the
Surrealist movement, and the group included Giorgio de Chirico,
Man Ray, René Magritte, and many others.
Surrealist movement eventually spread across the globe, and has
influenced artistic endeavors from painting and sculpture to pop
music and film directing.
The greatest known Surrealist artist is the world famous Salvador Dali.