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The Greatest Names In The Surrealist Games

Over the years, I've developed an infatuation with a few specific artists. These are Yves Tanguy, Max Ernst, Salvidor Dali, Rene Magritte, and Frida Kahlo. All surrealist geniuses who have impacted my life.

No need to say I’m an art nerd. That’s already been established. Although I have quite the affinity for modern Mexican art and neo-expressionist art from the 80s, I will always be a die-hard surrealist art freak.

Above all, Rene Magritte is my top favorite artist. When I was fourteen, I went to the Albertina Museum in Vienna with my family and woah. It changed my life. I saw Le Prêtre Marié by René Magritte and it fricken blew my mind.

I never knew art could be like that. But looking at this weird painting of two apples in mascarade masks, I saw that there were artists out there who had pushed the boundaries of reality and I was fascinated.

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The older I got, and the more I traveled, the more into the art scene I got. Since my experience at the Albertina Museum in 2009, I was hooked on surrealist art. When I started traveling in 2014, which lasted four years, I became a museum addict. Every city I went to, I’d find the top museums and go to them, often more than once.

Over the years, I’ve developed an infatuation with a few specific artists. These are Yves Tanguy, Max Ernst, Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, and Frida Kahlo. All surrealist geniuses who have impacted my life.

I definitely want to do individual posts on this artists, like I did with Karl Friedrich Schinkel and Rene Magritte, but right now, I want to just show you how incredible some of their art is, and hopefully inspire you to look into them more. So let’s take a look at some of my favorite art from my favorite artists.

Yves Tanguy

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Mama, Papa is Wounded! (1927)
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The Invisibles (1951)

Max Ernst

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Au Premier Mot Limpide, 1923
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The Eye of Silence, 1977-78
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Oedipus Rex

Salvador Dali

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Rene Magritte

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Frida Kahlo

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Interested in learning more about a particular artist? Leave it in the comments below! I’m also accepting fun facts and would love to see some of your own favorite paintings 🙂

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