2 March 2019


Dorothea Tanning The Doors of Perception – Tate Modern – Jude Cowan Montague

Dorothea Tanning is the artist, face hidden to me back then, who drew and painted a short series of paintings that I have loved since a child.

6 January 2018

John Piper Primaeval Haunting Surrealism – Tate Liverpool – Alice Lenkiewicz

There is something very exciting about John Piper’s early works at Tate Liverpool.

20 August 2015


Richard Saltoun Gallery Surveys The Career Of Surrealist Artist Pierre Molinier

Richard Saltoun Gallery announces a solo exhibition of the career and unorthodox life of French Surrealist artist Pierre Molinier (b. 1900, Agen – 1976, Bordeaux). Pierre Moliner – the man and the painter, the genius and the pervert, the ‘lesbienne’ and the guns lover – is not an easy figure to pin down. Existing on […]

20 June 2014


Picasso’s Last Laugh — The Mystery Behind Mandolin and Guitar

  Pablo Picasso died on April 8th, 1973, and he took with him an enormous secret. When I initially saw a copy of Picasso’s painting, Mandolin and Guitar in my art history class, I saw a face, and then saw the mandolin and guitar. I was so intrigued that I sought an explanation for this […]

10 September 2013


Sultana Raza’s ‘Perception’ at the Biennale of Chianciano 2013

Paintings, sculptures, photography, and digital art of 120 artists from 30 countries, are tastefully displayed across 3000 m2 of the Museo d’Arte during the Biennale of Chianciano, on from 7-9-2013 to 14-9-2013. Opening night event was attended by hundreds of people, so much so that it was a bit of a struggle to move through […]

22 August 2013


Surrealism And The Rue Blomet Explored In New York Exhibition

This Autumn, Eykyn Maclean will present Surrealism and the rue Blomet.  This is the first exhibition to explore the rue Blomet, one of the founding centers of the Surrealist movement.  “In Paris in the 1920s, the rue Blomet was a hotbed of artistic activity,” explains the curator, Kristy Bryce, director at Eykyn Maclean.  “Nearly all […]

25 June 2013

Paul Delvaux Surrealist Master Of Tableaux With Neoclassical References

“I would like to create a fabulous painting I which I would live, in which I could live” – Paul Delvaux (1897-1994) There is a theatrical quality to work of Paul Delvaux where he choreographs narratives of melancholia and eroticism with scenes mostly inhabited by naked women. These strange, but appealing, surreal worlds are occupied […]

20 May 2013


Paul Delvaux Belgian Surrealist Painter Major New London Exhibition

Blain|Di Donna are presenting an exhibition of paintings and drawings by the Belgian artist Paul Delvaux. Curated in close collaboration with the Paul Delvaux Foundation, it brings together over twenty oil paintings and works on paper that date from the mid-1930s to the mid-1960s, and is the first ever solo show of the artist’s work […]

2 February 2012


Dorothea Tanning Surrealist Artist And Wife Of Max Ernst Dies

Dorothea Tanning, a leading Surrealist painter during the 1930s married to Max Ernst, has died aged 101 Tanning achieved recognition for her vivid and often disturbing portrayals of dream imagery, such as ‘Maternity’ (1946), showing a troubled mother, her long gown ripped to rags at the belly, holding a fretful baby, while at her feet […]

26 May 2011


Leonora Carrington Last Surrealist Dies At 94

First Generation Surrealist Painter Dead Leonora Carrington 6 April 1917 – 25 May 2011 was a British-born Mexican artist, painter, sculptor, writer, alchemist, visionary, and the darling of the 1930s Surrealism movement. Carrington was born during George V’s reign, to Harold Carrington, a textile tycoon, and Mairi Moorhead. They were social climbers and, much to […]