Surrealism-my subconscious

19 Jan

Nothing was ever certain about Spanish painter Joan Miro, except the certainty of surprise. A product of rugged , fantasy loving Catalonia, Miro created an unpredictable magic world of forms of his own, that in its way matched together incompatible realities that revealed new and intriguing  aesthetic meanings….notably Miro, used Surrealism as a liberating starting point for an exploration of personal fantasies, conscious or unconscious, often through formal means of great beauty.

“The third main Surrealist tendency drew more attention to the materials used by the artist. This tendency survived the break up of the Surrealist movement during the Second World War. It began with the ‘automatic’ drawing technique practiced by Miro, Paul Klee and Andre Masson (b 1896). The line of the pen or other instrument was allowed to rove at will without any conscious planning. Masson tried to achieve the same sort of result in painting, by drawing a mass of lines in an adhesive substance on the canvas, adding color by coatings of different colored sand. After the end of the Surrealist epoch, this approach was carried into painting in New York by Arshile Gorky (1904-1948), the ‘white writing’ paintings of Mark Tobey (1890-1976) and, above all, the vast abstractions of Jackson Pollock which contain a strong element of drawing with paint while the artist was in an ecstatic trance.”
Sometimes through history, something comes along that changes everything as it has been known thus far. In the 1920’s, such an art movement came around that changed the way art was defined. The Surrealist art movement combined elements of its predecessors, Dada and cubism, to create something unknown to the art world. The movement was first rejected, but its eccentric ideas and unique techniques paved the way for a new form of art.

Salvador Dali Paintings are the great example of bizarre painting movement. Those fantastic paintings have been named after its painter Salvador Dali who is considered as one of the best painter of the 20th Century. Salvador Dali took his first lesson in painting from a well-known mimic painter Ramon Pichot. Later on, Salvador Dali Paintings had the painter’s own trademark style rather than being influenced by others.

click here to enlargeSalvador Dali’s paintings had themes that were taken from the comatose humanity and recurred in the dreams.

The golden period for Salvador Dali Paintings started after Second World War. Salvador Dali had interest in numerous things, from science and technology to jewelry. Infact, he chose few of the themes for his surreal paintings from various science publications.

Initially, Salvador Dali Paintings were influenced by classical painters such as Raphael, Velasquez and Ingres. Salvador Dali Paintings also included some paintings related to historical events.

click to enlargeOne of his famous paintings based on a kind of historical series includes The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus.

Most of the Salvador Dali Paintings can be seen in the two museums committed completely to the painter, i.e. The Dali Museum in U.S.A (in St. Petersburg) that exhibits over 95 oil paintings in Spain.


This is what I dreamt about:

 It is apparently a surrealism picture, although it’s sort of cartoon but it’s beyond my style. I faced “myself” on giant root that floats with my memories; there were bad, good, precious, and also sad. It is a complicated dream, but like everyone dreams, we always think that it makes sense when you drift yourself into dreamland.

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Photos used:

  These two pictures are the main textures for my project. Aside of these, most of them were made with brushes in the software, and with multiples choices of the photos of my memories.

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