"Beauty should be edible, or not at all"

Main Ideas

Dates: 1924-1966

Founded in Paris by artists and writers.

Surrealists believed the conscious mind repressed the power of the imagination.

Surrealism involved literature,

Main People/Locations

Salvador Dali

Marc Chagall

Meret Oppenheim

Begin in Paris in 1924 but spread throughout Europe.

Examples of art


The style remains influential to this day.

Was the 20th century art movement that sought to liberate creativity.

Surrealist paintings are the visualization of the dream world.