Surrealism; Surrealist art, artists and writers

Andre-BretonSurrealism; Surrealist art, artists and writers: a website reference list

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Surréalisme Surrealismo


Surrealist Cinema

Surrealism and the Cinema (PDF)

Adventures in Surrealism
Harvard University

Wikipedia list of films considered by many to be Surrealist.

Orpheus (1950)
Directed by Jean Cocteau. With Jean Marais, François Périer, Orphee is a poet who becomes obsessed with Death (the Princess).

The film by Jean Cocteau. Wikipedia

Documents of Dada and Surrealism: 
Dada and Surrealist Journals in the Mary Reynolds Collection.

French Surrealist poetry, 
some samples in English translation.

History of Surrealism. By Monica Sanchez.
Automatism and the other as Veristic Surrealism. European and American Surrealism.

Manifesto of Surrealism, by Andre Breton.

La Révolution surréaliste
La Révolution surréaliste [The Surrealist Revolution] was a magazine published by the Surrealists in Paris. Twelve numbers appeared between 1924 and 1929.

La Révolution surréaliste. Wikipedia

20th Century Art Resources, 
an art history web resource directory by Chris Whitcombe.

Tate Gallery exhibitions and displays of Surrealism.

Surrealism, information and paintings at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Museum of Modern Art Surrealism collection, New York.
A history of surrealism and the artists involved in the surrealist art movement.

Le Surréalisme, a French Surrealism website.

The Surrealism Server
A major surrealism website.

Surrealist Love Poems
3 poems, edited by edited by Mary Ann Caws.

A large online archive of film, videos and writings related to the Surrealism, Dadda and avant-garde movements.

Walking with the Surrealists
Writer and philosopher Mary Zournazi takes you on a walking journey through the Parc Buttes-Chaumont to the north-east of Paris and some of the urban Passages of the city, which served as backdrops for the French surrealists like Andre Breton and Louis Aragon.

WebMuseum. Surrealism background information.

What is Surrealism? by Andre Breton.

Wikipedia entry on Surrealism.

Surrealist artists and writers *


Agar, Eileen

Eileen Agar Online
Eileen Agar. National Portrait Gallery, London
Eileen Agar. Wikipedia entry,

Apollinaire, Guillaume

Guillaume Apollinaire website.
Gilliaume Apollinaire. Bibliography, poetry.
Guillaume Apollinaire. Wikipedia entry.

Aragon, Louis

Louis Aragon. The Louis Aragon Archive
Louis Aragon, Wikipedia entry.
Louis Aragon. Notes and bibliography.

Arp, Jean

Jean Arp. Guggenheim Collection
Jean Arp. Works by Jean Arp in art museums.


Bataille, Georges

Georges Bataille, an introduction.
Georges Bataille, Wikipedia entry.
Georges Bataille elibrary. Electronic texts in zip/PDF format.

Bellmer, Hans

Hans Bellmer. Art Institute of Chicago
Hans Bellmer. Chicago Museum of Art
Hans Bellmer. Works by Hans Bellmer in art museums.

Breton, André

Andre Breton bibliography, biography, selected texts, photographs.
André Breton quotes. The Vice of Surrealism. No More Words.
Andre Breton. What is Surrealism? A lecture given in Brussels.
Andre Breton. Manifesto of Surrealism
André Breton. Wikipedia entry.
André Breton
Biography of the French surrealist and discussion of his works.
A dedicated website. Archives, affiches, invitations, tracts, correspondance, photographies.
Manifesto of Surrealism
What is Surrealism?
Andre Breton search results from YouTube.
Andre Breton
A summary of the life of Andre Breton.
UbuWeb sound resources on Andre Breton.

Carrington, Leonora

Leonora Carrington. Surrealist Art by Leonora Carrington
Leonora Carrington. Wikipedia entry.
My ‘wild child’ cousin, the surrealist painter Leonora Carrington. The Guardian
Leonora Carrington. 22 Artworks, Bio & Shows on Artsy
Leonora Carrington. National Museum of Women in the Arts
Leonora Carrington. MoMA
Leonora Carrington. Metropolitan Museum of Art
Leonora Carrington. Tate Gallery

de Chirico, Giorgio

Giorgio de Chirico. Biografia, opere, museo.
Giorgio de Chirico. Works by de Chirico in art museums and galleries.
Giorgio de Chirico. Philadelphia Museum of Art: Giorgio de Chirico and the Myth of Ariadne.
Giorgio de Chirico. Wikipedia
Giorgio de Chirico. Tate
Giorgio de Chirico. MoMA
Giorgio De Chirico. Guggenheim Museum
Giorgio de Chirico, 197 paintings.

Giorgio de Chirico – Misterio e malinconia di una strada


Dali, Salvador Gala

Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation. Official site of the Gala-Dali estate. Fundació Gala- Salvador Dalí. Three museums: Port Alguer, Púbol, Portlligat.
Salvador Dalí Museum, Florida, US.
Salvador Dali Visions. A large collection of articles and essays on Dali, with forum and news.
Salvador Dali interview from the BBC audio archives.
Salvador Dali, Wikipedia entry.

Duchamp, Marcel

Encounter with Duchamp
Marcel Duchamp. Wikipedia entry.
Making Sense of Marcel Duchamp
An interactive journey through the art and ideas of Marcel Duchamp.
Marcel Duchamp. Olga’s Gallery
Marcel Duchamp World Community
Marcel Duchamp. A thematic essay from The  Metropolitan Museum of Art.
UbuWeb. Duchamp music, lectures, and film.
Marcel Duchamp. The Philadelphia Museum of Art
The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (The Large Glass)

The Large Glass, Marcel Duchamp


Ernst, Max

Max Ernst art in museums.
Max Ernst Museum, Germany
Max Ernst. Artchive Gallery
Max Ernst. Wikipedia entry.
Max Ernst MOMA
Interview (video) with Max Ernst at YouTube.
Max Ernst. Guggenheim Collection
Max Ernst. Philadelphia Museum of Art


Giacometti, Alberto

Alberto Giacometti. Wikipedia entry.
Alberto Giacometti Online. Art museums displaying works by Giacometti.
Alberto Giacometti. Guggenheim Collection
Alberto Giacometti. Tate Collection


Jarry, Alfred

Alfred Jarry Theater website.
Alfred Jarry’s plays, including the Ubu plays.
Alfred Jarry. Background notes and bibliography.
Alfred Jarry. Wikpedia entry.


Maar, Dora

Dora Maar, an exhibition of photographs.

Masson, André

André-Aimé-René Masson, Wikipedia
Andre Masson. The Tate Gallery, London

Matta, Roberto

Roberto Matta

Miro, Juan

Juan Miro. Fundación Joan Miro
Juan Miro. Works by Juan Miro in art museums and galleries.

Oppenheim, Méret

Méret Oppenheim. Wikipedia
Meret Oppenheim. Object. Paris, 1936. MoMa
Meret Oppenheim Biography, Art, and Analysis of Works
Meret Oppenheim. National Museum of Women in the Arts


Picabia, Francis

Francis Picabia. Guggenheim Collection


Ray, Man

Man Ray artworks in museums.
Man Ray Digital Photo Library
The Man Ray Trust
Man Ray. Getty Museum
Man Ray phototheque officielle.
Biographie du photographe dadaïste et surréaliste, photothèque numérique de ses œuvres.
Films of Man Ray. UbuWeb
Man Ray. Wikipedia entry.


Schwitters, Kurt

The Kurt Schwitters Archive and Catalogue raisonné.
The Kurt Schwitters Archive was established at the Sprengel Museum Hannover in 1994, and contains the most comprehensive documentation of his life and work.
Kurt Schwitters. Artcyclopedia
Kurt Schwitters. Guggenheim Collection
Kurt Schwitters Artchive Gallery


Tanguy, Yves

A Yves Tanguy image gallery.
Yves Tanguy. Guggenheim Museum
Yves Tanguy. 15 Artworks, Bio & Shows on Artsy
Yves Tanguy. The Tate
Yves Tanguy. He Did What He Wanted. 1927. MoMA

Tanning, Dorothea

Dorothea Tanning. Wikipedia entry.
Dorothea Tanning. WebMuseum
Dorothea Tanning. ‘Oldest living surrealist tells all.’
Doorothea Tanning. Tate Collection
Dorothea Tanning Online. Art museums.