RUSSIAN SURREALISM AND REALIST PAINTERS - BUY SURREALISM PAINTINGS AT ARTRUSSIA GALLERY

The philosophy of surrealism can be expressed in a slogan consisting just of tree words: "Love, beauty, revolt". And the great and unattainable Salvador Dali once claimed: "Surrealism is me!" The father of surrealism Andre Breton defined it as "…pure physical automatism, by means of which we try to express the real function of thought in words or pictorial art. This thought is dictated by a total absence of the mind’s control and is set outside all the ethical and aesthetical standards". The artistic concept of surrealism can be described this way: "the boarders between a personality and the world have been blurred, there is nothing definite, no one knows where "’he" starts and ends, what and where the world is". Surrealism has changed a lot though, seemingly loosing its philosophical context, preserving only its visual side, its phantasmagoria with modern surrealist artists striving rather at the creation of an unusual and memorable image than trying to depict their true troubles and inquiries. But anyway it still manages to catch attention with its uncommonness, its twisted composition, bright and eye-catching characters. Modern surrealist painters carry on the tradition of their predecessors, yet managing to add something new and exciting to it.

SURREALISM PAINTINGS

Dream of the warm sun
Dream of the warm sun
2003, canvas, oil, 50x60 cm
Nikolai Zaitsev
Have called
Have called
2001, canvas, oil, 80x100 cm
Nikolai Zaitsev
Beer putsch
Beer putsch
1999, canvas, oil, 80x100 cm
Nikolai Zaitsev
Guests
Guests
1998, canvas, oil, 70x120 cm
Nikolai Zaitsev
City of clocks
City of clocks
1999, canvas, oil, 40x50 cm
Nikolai Zaitsev
Nostalgia about Bruegel
Nostalgia about Bruegel
1998, canvas, oil, 70x100 cm
Nikolai Zaitsev
Long travel
Long travel
1997, canvas, oil, 80x100 cm
Nikolai Zaitsev
City of smugglers
City of smugglers
1999, canvas, oil, 100x60 cm
Nikolai Zaitsev
The colonial goods
The colonial goods
2000, canvas, oil, 100x120 cm
Nikolai Zaitsev
Dear birds
Dear birds
1999, canvas, oil, 120x150 cm
Nikolai Zaitsev
Conjurers have arrived by air
Conjurers have arrived by air
2005, canvas, oil, 100x120 cm
Nikolai Zaitsev
7 steam locomotives
7 steam locomotives
2004, canvas, oil, 80x100 cm
Nikolai Zaitsev
Autumn
Autumn
2005, canvas, oil, 60x100 cm
Nikolai Zaitsev
Picnic
Picnic
2004, 35x45 cm
Nikolai Zaitsev
Stagecoach
Stagecoach
2011, canvas, oil, 60x100 cm
Nikolai Zaitsev

MASTERPIECES OF SURREALISM

Le fils de l'homme
Le fils de l'homme
1964, canvas, oil, 116x89 cm
Rene Magritte
Private collection
The Angel of the Home Or the Triumph of Surrealism
The Angel of the Home Or the Triumph of Surrealism
1837, canvas, oil, 114x146 cm
Max Ernst
Private Collection
A sad game
A sad game
1929, paper, other, 42x26 cm
Salvador Dali
Private collection
The Last Supper (the Last Supper Communion)
The Last Supper (the Last Supper Communion)
1955, canvas, oil, 166x267 cm
Salvador Dali
National Gallery of Art, Washington
The Persistence of Memory
The Persistence of Memory
1931, canvas, oil, 24x31 cm
Salvador Dali
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Premonition of Civil War
Premonition of Civil War
1936, canvas, oil, 100x99 cm
Salvador Dali
Museum of Art, Philadelphia