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Major Artists of Surrealism
Max Ernst was from Germany and he enjoyed using very bright colors. He also loved birds and incorporated them in lots of his works. He influenced others to experiment with vivid colors in their artwork.
Frida Kahlo was from Mexico and claimed to not even be a surreal artist. However, her works are obviously dream-like and have inspired others to see and work with surrealism.
Hans Bellmer was from Germany and many people probably find him quite creepy. He is the most famous for his picture The Doll, and he painted a lot of disembodied dolls. He was influential because of his strange ideas, which were provocative, but he still made an impact on art.
Rene Magritte was from Belgium. He excelled in drawing things related to complicated physics and space. He was influential because he forced the viewer of his artwork to view it in a different way.
Andre Breton was from France and he was not only an artist, but also a writer/poet. He is known for starting the Surrealism Movement, and he had lots of artwork that was very odd and surreal. He opened up the door of potential artistic ideas for many people.