Sunday, November 8, 2009

Surrealistic Sunday

Pagan Sphinx



Paul Delvaux

Two images below:  
Leonor Fini


 Max Ernst


Remedios Varo

René Magritte


Mae West's Lips

Salvador Dali


Leonora Carrington

Meret Oppenheim

Still Life

Traditional still life painting usually features subject matter such as arrangements of food, flowers or objects. Women surrealists reworked still life to challenge how women's roles and bodies have traditionally been represented. They often draw comparisons between body parts and food, using surrealist puns and juxtapositions to 'dish up' the objectification of women in a male-dominated world.
Some artists used found materials and animal matter such as wood, cork, coral and embalmed birds to assemble beautiful, but sinister surreal objects. Other artists put themselves into the artwork, such as Francesca Woodman’s torso in her photograph Three Kinds of Melon and Mimi Parent's own hair in the object Maitresse
taken from the Manchester Art Gallery Website, where there is currently an exhibit of women surrealists that I would dearly love to visit  -  but a web visit is the next best thing, and in fact, the only thing.  ;-)


  1. I love the shadow shot from Fini. it really catches the eye.

  2. I like each and every one of these, to hard to pick 1 best.

    A s for the Voting, I say its your blog, you should do what YOU want to post, to please yourself and let those who enjoy - enjoy.Not to try to please other folk.- If you had a place for this - then thats where I would tick.:)

  3. Thank you Bobbie and Mac.

    As for the poll - it's just for fun. I usually end up doing what I want anyway - it's one of those traits my mother said would get me into trouble. :-D

  4. He-heh, that's funny. But true. ;)

    I friggin' love that Bouguereau, and the photo you have of it captures it beautifully!

    What an amazing assemblage of photos you have here! Not that it differs much from the quality of your usual offerings, mind you, but I'm really a fan of this style of painting.

    Thanks for contributing to my awareness of the world, Gina. ;)

  5. Wonderful choices as usual.

    Chagal? NO, MAGRITE!!

    Aloha, Friend

    Comfort Spiral

  6. This is a great group of art! Sadly the last one reminds me of a tail I found in a trap this morning. I do believe the tail belongs to my resident ceiling pack rat. Hope that scares it away. Right, like in my dreams. I have been trying to catch it in my humane trap, no luck so far.
    I will take your poll, but really, I want you to have the blog header that excites you, not me! Glad the card/s arrived.

  7. CR: You always leave such warm-hearted comments. thank you, my friend. That Nymphs and Satyr painting does have a lot of meaning for me - for us, as a family. That was always SG1's favorite. :-) Hugs.

    Cloudia: Magritte, yes!! In the next installment of Surealistic Sunday.

    Tammie Lee: too bad the tail in your trap wasn't attached to a mug of beer. ;-) I love that piece - it's funny without being revolting and very original.

    Love those Surrealists!

    All the love,


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