Saturday, March 12, 2011

Surrealistic Sunday

[1889 / 1978]


Hannah Hoch - Art Knowledge News


  1. Wow - these are weird even for most Surrealists, I think. More unpredictably alien.

    I wish I could see the third one in person - it looks like there is so much going on, and I'd like to see how it was painted.

    Number two appears to be called Platonic Love? I'm not at all sure what is being said about it here...

    As usual (for me) Surrealist work is fascinating to look at, and to visit, but I would not want to live with it. Even my own works that lean this way are not ones I would hang up in my house.

  2. Surrealism draws and intrigues me - so Surealistic Sunday was a must.

    It is a bit like entering a mind and absorbing the sense of what is there ... not that I have ever literally entered a mind! Figuratively, though is interesting.

    I agree with Steve that surrealism is for visiting rather than hanging in the home. I say that as I would find it too overpowering.

  3. I like it a lot. But then, I'm weird!

    And like Steve and aguja, I'd rather visit it so I can leave when I need to.

  4. The guy at the end in the first photo seems to be happy to see her . . or her.

  5. It's true her work is even more surreal than usual surreal (if there could be such a thing). They're all very interesting but the last and what it appears to be saying about human relationships is particularly disturbing.

    Good work, Gina.

  6. Steve, I must have a very twisted mind because though I don't think I'd hang any Hannah Hochs in my home, there are several surrealist paintings that I think would work really well in the right room. Perhaps that's the interior decorator in me! Thanks as always for your comments. They add so much to these threads.

    Aguja - I'm always happy when you come by! :-)

    CR - I like it a lot, too and probably for the same reason!

    Jack - That last one if my least favorite, actually. Must be cuz I'm a sucker for babies! :-)

    Susan - yes, it is disturbing. While I find the others really weird, I rather like them. But this was creepy.

    Thanks all for coming by. We're into the home stretch for spring to arrive. Can't wait...

  7. I hadn't seen Hoch's work. I find it fascinating.


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