Surrealism is an art movement which originate from France. It first appeared in the early 1920s and conceptualised by its main theorist André Breton. The aim of Surrealism was to resolve the previously contradictory conditions of dream and reality. Surrealist artists often painted illogical scenes with almost photographic precision. Many pictures were almost nightmarish depictions of fantasy mixed with the serene. Salvador Dalì, Wilhelm Freddy and René Magritte, for instance were all surrealist artists.
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