Author(s): Sarane Alexandrian
Surrealism dominated and influenced artistic and intellectual movements of the twentieth century, and has proven to be a permanently relevant force. This tribute to surreal art is an exploration of how over 200 paintings demonstrate the power of the imagination, the random surprises of daily life and the observation of inexplicable phenomenon. Featuring the work of artists such as Salvidor Dali, Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp, Paul Klee, Frieda Kahlo, Rene Magritte, Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso and eighty other artists, "Surrealist Painters" reveals the influence of surrealism's unexpected juxtapositions and non sequiturs and shows how this art form continues to captivate audiences around the globe. Essayist, novelist, art historian and French literary critic, Sarane Alexandrian, met Andre Breton, the founder of Surrealism, at the age of 20. Alexandrian became both friend and secretary to Breton and was active in the Surrealist cause. Since then, Alexandrian has published nearly sixty analytical novels, essays and art monographs on literature, art and erotcism.