LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #209 – Surrealism

(Tracy leads.)

Hmmm. Deeeeeep!

I had to look this one up. From Oxford Languages:

sur·re·al·ism

/səˈrēəˌlizəm/

noun

  1. a 20th-century avant-garde movement in art and literature which sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind, for example by the irrational juxtaposition of images.

Hmmmm, again. Salvador Dali comes to mind, of course. Or at least the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Surreal is the forlorn in Scheveningen. (Say that 3 times fast.)

Less surreal, perhaps, but still unreal, is the universe within the universe within the universe…

Perhaps Harlequin as Paterfamilias by Giavanni Domenico Ferretti, c. mid-1740s- c. 1760…

…or not. Definitely not 20th Century.

You know what is REALLY surreal? The Rolling Stones at Kurhaus, Scheveningen, August 1964.

No, I wasn’t there.

Stay well, stay safe, be weird and wonderful. Be surrrrrrrealstic, but don’t let your clock sag. 😉 (That’s a Dali joke.) 🤷‍♂️

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52 thoughts on “LENS-ARTISTS CHALLENGE #209 – Surrealism

  1. Your final image made me chuckle John – as I’ve come to expect from you (no, I wasn’t there either. However I can tell you that my older brother traded my favorite James Dean album -Big Bad John – for the Rolling stones and I thought he was crazy!!). Anyway, excellent examples found in art. Kudos!

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  2. That’s surreal, John. My first thought when I came up with this theme was “this will be John’s cup of tea”. My second thought was a picture of John clinging to the rim of a tea cup, lol. Such great examples, John. The universe in a universe definitely fits, as does Harlequin as Paterfamilias. Time flows. That’s a Dali joke. 🙂

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  3. Thanks for the art!! I need to add the Dali museum in FL to my list of places To visit
    And The Rolling Stones was nice fun for surreal
    Oh and the clock sag comment reminded me that it was my very first image that came to mind when i heard the theme this week

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