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Posted: 1/9/2015 7:47:18 PM EST
I've always loved the fever dream/acid trip quality of surrealism.  Just wish I was that good an artist, and had ideas like that.  But I can certainly enjoy them!

Of course everyone knows Dali:


And H.R. Giger:


A lesser-known artist, Patrick Woodroffe:


A magazine I rather like:



This one, by Cun Shi:


Some random ones, artists unknown:












And Lord knows, let's not even get STARTED on Heavy Metal!

What are some of your favorite surreal images?
cmmg
Link Posted: 1/9/2015 7:52:48 PM EST
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Oooh, my kind of thread. Tag.
Link Posted: 1/9/2015 7:54:44 PM EST
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H. R. Giger

The guy that inspired Alien.

Edit: Oh, I see you have one of his.







Link Posted: 1/9/2015 7:57:25 PM EST
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Drugs are a helluva drugs.
Link Posted: 1/9/2015 8:02:11 PM EST
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I love surrealism. Fantastic thread.
Link Posted: 1/9/2015 8:04:11 PM EST
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You need a couple tabs of L.
Link Posted: 1/9/2015 8:06:43 PM EST
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Tag for cool pics.

The grand daddy of Surrealism was Salvador Dali IMO, bit he spawned an amazing realm of dreamscape artists.

Superb escapism.

Link Posted: 1/9/2015 8:36:06 PM EST
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I always liked M.C. Escher's work.

Link Posted: 1/9/2015 9:14:51 PM EST
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Mine too! Imma copy that tag! Thanks, OP!
Link Posted: 1/10/2015 5:34:32 AM EST
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Morning Contribution:

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Honestly my favorite, although he's the cheesy answer.

I wish I could find a way to make music with surrealistic inspiration somehow, but I have no idea how that'd sound.
Link Posted: 1/10/2015 5:58:08 AM EST
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WOW!

Great stuff!!
Link Posted: 1/10/2015 5:59:24 AM EST
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Honestly my favorite, although he's the cheesy answer.

I wish I could find a way to make music with surrealistic inspiration somehow, but I have no idea how that'd sound.
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Honestly my favorite, although he's the cheesy answer.

I wish I could find a way to make music with surrealistic inspiration somehow, but I have no idea how that'd sound.



I would imagine anything from the avant-garde genres would give you something to listen to.

Some of it downright bizarre and probably would be hard to identify as music.  Others can be pretty interesting.
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I would imagine anything from the avant-garde genres would give you something to listen to.

Some of it downright bizarre and probably would be hard to identify as music.  Others can be pretty interesting.
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I always liked M.C. Escher's work.



Honestly my favorite, although he's the cheesy answer.

I wish I could find a way to make music with surrealistic inspiration somehow, but I have no idea how that'd sound.



I would imagine anything from the avant-garde genres would give you something to listen to.

Some of it downright bizarre and probably would be hard to identify as music.  Others can be pretty interesting.


The closes thing to "dream like" that I've heard was this (the first song owing to the poor audio-quality of early 90's cheap recording equipment):

"Forest Head" - Marilyn Manson

or a lot of stuff by Team Sleep.

It all seemed to have a surrealistic, or dream-ish sound to me.
Link Posted: 1/10/2015 6:05:13 AM EST
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Tag
Link Posted: 1/10/2015 6:13:17 AM EST
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Let's not forget Magritte. His works are simpler and less frenetic than some others like Dali, but still immediately transport you to another world.







And Man Ray...



And Bunuel...



Yeah, I like the really early surrealists. They were so radically different from what had gone before that they set the art world on its ear.
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Listen to Tool.
Link Posted: 1/10/2015 7:15:10 AM EST
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Listen to Tool.


Good point. I forgot about that.
Link Posted: 1/10/2015 8:45:34 PM EST
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Shit, forgot all about M. C. Escher!  Can't have a surrealism thred w/o him!



Hell of a good artist, too: look at that hand!  Hands are hard as fuck to draw:






And, what the hell, some more Woodroffe, just b/c I can :







Everybody's drinking by now, so c'mon, folx, don't let me down.  Do yer worst, post yer weirdest!
Link Posted: 1/10/2015 9:08:21 PM EST
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Roger Dean did a lot of album covers in the 70s.

See the cat prints across the top? The clouds were added after.
Link Posted: 1/10/2015 10:01:26 PM EST
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A bit more Rene Magritte



Add a dash of Joan Miro



And finish it off with some Wassily Kandinsky.


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