Surrealist art attempts to illustrate the vast imagination
of the unconscious mind in a visual form. Surrealist artwork is unique and
widely varied, as each individual artist draws from their own dreams and
subconscious realities to produce a piece. However, surrealist art typically can
be identified by its use of bizarre imagery that depicts ordinary, realistic
objects in a manner that is confusing and/or illogical.
Surrealist art taps into a creative and impractical side of
the human mind, pushing its viewers to contemplate the possibilities of
reality. Surrealism expands the viewers mind beyond a conventional awareness of
the world to a more inventive perception. Works of this art form are great for inspiring
original ideas and new ways of thinking.
Image: The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dalí / Courtesy of Google Images.