Surrealist landscapes tapped into a different source for imagery: the subconscious mind. The landscapes reflect the uncanny, sometimes elusive imagery of dreams, myth, and fantasy.
The characteristics of surrealism include strange images or bizarre juxtapositions, unconsciousness as a valid reality, dream-like artwork or symbolic images, automatism techniques to create random effects, distorted figures or biomorphic shapes, depiction of perverse sexuality, and chance or spontaneity.
In the series:
Mar. 7: Impressionist and Post-Impressionist
Mar. 14: Expressionist Landscapes
Mar. 28: Surrealist Landscapes & Landscapes of the Dream **CHANGED FROM MARCH 21**