You all know that I am beyond in love with Surrealism and abstract expressionism.
To understand surrealism, a breif idea is this:
The Surrealist movement was founded in Paris by a small group of writers and artists who sought to channel the unconscious as a means to unlock the power
of the imagination.
Disdaining rationalism and literary realism, and powerfully influenced bySigmund Freud, the Surrealists believed the conscious mind repressed the power of the
imagination, weighting it
power of the imagination puts them in the tradition of Romanticism, but unlike their forbears, they believed that revelations could be found on the street and in everyday life. The Surrealist
in 1920 at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Brussels,
initially as an architect, but he soon changed to decorative painting, and he completed his studies in 1924. In his earliest works, he was strongly influenced by the Flemish Expressionism of
painters such as Constant Permeke and Gustav De Smet. In the mid-1930s, however, he turned decisively to Surrealism, not as an orthodox member of the movement but to a large extent under