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Surrealism is a cultural muivement that began in the early 1920s, an is best kent for its veesual airtwirks an writins. The aim wis tae "resolve the previously contradictory conditions o dream an reality". Airtists pentit unnervin, illogical scenes wi photographic preceesion, creatit strange creaturs frae everyday objects an developed pentin techniques that allaed the unconscious tae express itsel.[1]

Years active 1920s - ?1960s
Kintra Fraunce, Belgium
Major figurs Breton, Dalí, Ernst, Magritte
Influences Dada
Influenced Abstract expressionism, Post-modrenism


  1. ..., contributors Rachel Barnes (2001). The 20th-Century art book (Reprinted. ed.). London: Phaidon Press. ISBN 0714835420.