Art is for me // Surrealism, a world of endless possibilities

The Persistence of Memory (1931), Salvador Dali

When you dream, do you ever see a scene that would not be possible in the real world? Land, water or man-made forms that simply would not work due to the laws of physics?

Welcome to Surrealist art. Reacting against WWI and a world turned sour, the Surrealist painters looked away from the world around them, which had been so prevalent in art in the 19th century. Instead, they depicted the endless possibilities in the dream world.

When looking at a Surrealist artwork, leave behind logic and let your imagination run wild.

The Empire of Light, II (1950), Rene Magritte

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