surrealism

The story behind Dalí and Disney's surrealist short "Destino"

The story behind Dalí and Disney's surrealist short "Destino"

Salvador Dalí and Walt Disney were friends. They met at a party in 1944 and soon began collaborating on a surreal animated short together. Destino didn't get finished in their lifetimes but was
New video from "dark forest folk" band Hexvessel features scenes from Cocteau's "Blood of a Poet"

New video from "dark forest folk" band Hexvessel features scenes from Cocteau's "Blood of a Poet"

I loved last year's All Tree from former Black Metalist Kvohst (aka Mat McNerney) and his folkier project, Hexvessel. The band has been described as "dark folk," "psychedelic forest folk," and "occult

Miró Thought His ‘Monster’ Sculptures Were His Most Unconventional Works

Miró's sculptures, which he created after finding fame with painting, show the artist's truly wild side.
Paintings by famed chimpanzee artist to be sold by London gallery

Paintings by famed chimpanzee artist to be sold by London gallery

During the 1950s, surrealist and ethologist Desmond Morris mentored Congo, a chimpanzee, in the great ape's artistic pursuits. Congo painted more than 400 works that were purchased by the likes of
The Voraciousness and Oddity of Dora Maar’s Pictures

The Voraciousness and Oddity of Dora Maar’s Pictures

Brian Dillon on work of the the Surrealist photographer Dora Maar, who had a relationship with the artist Pablo Picasso and documented the painting of “Guernica.”
Salvador Dalí deepfake brings legendary surrealist to life at Florida museum

Salvador Dalí deepfake brings legendary surrealist to life at Florida museum

It might surprise you to learn that many of Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí's greatest works can be found at a museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. What might surprise you even more? Thanks to
Millionaire’s Hothouse

Millionaire’s Hothouse

It was a gray day in New York City. My friend Annelise and I were in a cab, grinding our way toward the annual orchid show at the New York Botanical Garden, which I planned to write about and she

Salvador Dali's AI clone will welcome visitors to his museum

If you're planning a trip to the Dali Museum this spring, you might meet an unexpected guest: namely, Salvador Dali himself. The St. Petersburg, Florida venue has announced that an AI recreation of

Salvador Dalí reborn as a deepfake at his museum

The Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida has reanimated Salvador Dalí as a deepfake video experience. The "Dalí Lives" video installation opens in April on screens throughout the galleries. As Dali

Can Frida Kahlo Be Separated From Her Commercialized Image?

A new Frida Kahlo exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum gives us the opportunity to remember her as the radical artist she was.
This Artist Brilliantly Uses Different Jigsaw Puzzles to Create Surreal Mashups

This Artist Brilliantly Uses Different Jigsaw Puzzles to Create Surreal Mashups

While many jigsaw junkies enjoy making order out of chaos, Vancouver-based artist Tim Klein breaks the rules by playing the game his own creative way. After discovering that manufacturing companies
This Bosch painting Twitter bot is great meme material

This Bosch painting Twitter bot is great meme material

A Twitter bot is shining a whole new light on a century-old painting. The post This Bosch painting Twitter bot is great meme material appeared first on The Daily Dot.
Artist Seamlessly Combines Unexpected Elements in Brilliant Surreal Photos

Artist Seamlessly Combines Unexpected Elements in Brilliant Surreal Photos

Last year, we were wowed by Luisa Azevedo’s striking surrealism photography. Now, the self-taught artist is back with a new batch of delightful composites that blend unexpected elements into
Surrealist art and Augmented Reality are a match made in museum heaven

Surrealist art and Augmented Reality are a match made in museum heaven

Long before face filters and dancing hot dogs could alter the way we see the world and ourselves, there was already a group of people experimenting with the notion of the "real": surrealist artists.

‘Sharp Objects’ Is a Show Worth Watching as It Unfolds

'Sharp Objects,' the HBO limited series about a pair of brutal murders in Missouri, is getting better and better as the story unfolds.
Never-Before-Seen Photos of Dalí Prove His Wife Was Way More Than a Muse

Never-Before-Seen Photos of Dalí Prove His Wife Was Way More Than a Muse

Gala Dalí didn't talk publicly about their relationship, but these rare photos speak volumes.
Photographer Creates Stunning Scenes Straight Out of a Dream

Photographer Creates Stunning Scenes Straight Out of a Dream

Coupling a knack for Photoshop with a vivid imagination, photographer and self-described “wizard from Moscow” Kristina Makeeva creates dreamy depictions fit for a fairytale. When she's not capturing
Artist Visualizes a “Hot Art Exhibition” Filled With Melting Masterpieces

Artist Visualizes a “Hot Art Exhibition” Filled With Melting Masterpieces

Imagine visiting an art gallery during the hottest day of the year, but the air conditioning doesn’t work, and all of the paintings literally start to melt and drip paint from their frames. This
Zhong Shan’s Surrealist "Free Fall" Exhibition: Beijing's ArtDepot showcases the artist's captivating oil-on-silk works

Zhong Shan’s Surrealist "Free Fall" Exhibition: Beijing's ArtDepot showcases the artist's captivating oil-on-silk works

by Alessandro De ToniThe masters of surrealism left a strong mark on a whole generation of Chinese painters. Born in 1971, in the Southern province of Guizhou, Zhong Shan—like many artists of his