Salvador Dalí’s Surreal Lincoln Lithograph

January 20, 2013

Lincoln Dali Painting

Modeled after Leon Hamin’s seminal photomosaic concept work, Salvador Dali’s Lincoln in Dalivision represents the conflation of several artistic movements and the evolution of art in terms of storing memory.

The Seven Most Iconic Surrealist Paintings

January 22, 2012

Founded by Andre Breton in the early 1920s and emphatically explained in his Manifestoes of Surrealism, Surrealism is often considered both a cultural and revolutionary art movement. The form dedicated itself to depicting the subconscious and as such many critics regard Surrealism as a substantial divergence from traditional art movements.

By stripping ordinary objects of their normal function, Surrealist artists aimed to expose psychological truth and as a result created abstract images in order to evoke empathy from the viewer. Highly individualized, the movement relied heavily on the element of the unexpected, borrowed from various Dadaist techniques and eventually came to represent the alienation many experienced in the wake of a war stricken world. These seven iconic surrealist paintings have become not only iconic in the field of surrealism, but in art as a whole:

The Persistence of Memory, Salvador Dali

Most Iconic Surrealist Paintings Dalis Persistence Of Memory

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