DREAMLANDS CREATIVITY – Places and people of Surrealism

When the dream finds itself, as the night

Looking for places of surreal beauty, you can go to Iceland, where the Goðafoss Falls – the most spectacular Icelandic water jumps – are 12 meters high and extending about 30 feet wide. https://www.northiceland.is/en/other/place/godafoss-waterfall The site is easily accessible and has the advantage of being easily accessible. Worth a visit to your trip to Iceland.

Going to find places where one of the greatest genes of the twentieth century was born, lived and inspired, you could go to Salvador Dalí places. In Costa Brava, https://www.visitarebarcellona.com/il-museo-dali-a-figueres/ you will be admiring the Figueres Theater or its Casa Portlligat Museum, arriving to the Castle of Púbol, the one that retains the collection high fashion clothes of his beloved Gala, and even a Cadillac, the car they used.

The surrealist painter Joan Mirò had completed his first solo exhibition in 1918. Two years later he had decided to live in Paris but during the war he preferred to take refuge in Majorca (on the Spanish island of Honor), https://www.miromallorca.com where he spent the last years of his long artistic life, dedicating himself to the experimentation of new expressive forms that went beyond painting.

René Magritte, the paradoxical master, well known for his ability to match ordinary objects in his works, has been able to surrealistically challenge perception and everyday reality with provocative and disturbing images. The Musée Magritte Museum in Brussels https://www.musee-magritte-museum.be/en will give you the chance to get to know the artist.

FRANCIS PICABIA, a French painter and writer of Spanish origin, had studied at the High School of Fine Arts in Paris. The beginning of his career had been influenced by the Barbizon School and by Impressionism. “Young American Girl / The Dance” is a canvas oil painting made in 1913 (290 x 300 cm), visible at the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Center Georges Pompidou in Paris.

KURT SELIGMANN he began studying at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Geneva, but his time at the Fine Arts ended when his father became ill. Using bold colors, shapes and enigmatic figures, he painted irrational images and scenes that can only be understood in dreams. You can admire some of his paintings in Paris, http://www.bnf.fr/fr/acc/x.accueil.html at the Bibliothèque nationale de France.

Within her paintings everything is psychological. The color treatment of ROBERTO MATTA makes his works as masterpieces of the 20th century. His approach seems to be congruent with the tradition of seeing the landscape as a sublime experience. His works are exhibited in the most important museums in the world. “There Figures”, a painting of 1958, is exhibited in Paris http://mtabraham.com/ in the Center M.T. Abraham for Visual Arts.

The surrealism of Parisian images by Gyula Halász was nothing more than the real made of the vision. He (nicknamed Brassaï), hated specialization and only tried to express reality with a particular location and choice of lights, infusing a mystery alone in his photographs. Buried at the Montparnasse cemetery in Paris, also gives you a fascinating portfolio of Parisian atmospheres. You can see a selection of his photographs at New York’s MoMa https://www.moma.org/artists/745

In Belgrade, http://www.tob.rs/ Surrealism has a very special way of expressing itself, which surprises you as you walk between Simina and Kapetan Mišina, where you find a corner – in the Dorcol district – with a strange plaque (bent to adjust to the corner), which signals the way. It was the idea of a group of creative people, with a particular name: “The illegal pastry makers”. The district administration did not take that sign, which continues to give visibility to an anonymous corner of the city.

PAUL DELVAUX, born in Antheit (Belgium), studied architecture and decorative painting at the Royal Academy of Beaux-Arts in Brussels. His first paintings were mostly naturalistic landscapes. He has been associated with the surrealist art movement (although he has never officially entered). The detailed nature of his works manages to convey the world of his imagination. You can admire her “The Awakening of the Forest”, http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/artwork/111642 at the Art Institute of Chicago.

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