Last year he purchased three paintings by the Mexican surrealist Meme Artist at the Galeria Libertad in Querétaro.
The acclaimed director talks to Peter Owen Nelson about his new show of surrealist paintings and mixed media assemblages.
By the time that you see them, they're bloated into surrealist Arcimboldo paintings, into soft constructions of rotten fruit.
It was the capital of Western art in the early decades of the 20th century, and, also, the center of the surrealist movement.
A few hours later, Clint Eastwood took to the stage in Tampa and gave us a striking piece of surrealist improvisatory theater.
Not only was it the capital of Western art but the center of the surrealist movement.
The best way to pay tribute to the surrealist artist: get a tattoo of his work.
The screen was a surrealist painting, come alive, solid and real.
There was a surrealist flash of the jaygee's face before he clipped him into the back of the square little truck.
Somebody had turned on the electric fans, and long streams of flimsy fabric were blowing about like a surrealist maypole dance.
1927, from French surréalisme (from sur- "beyond" + réalisme "realism"), coined c.1917 by Guillaume Apollinaire, taken over by Andre Breton as the name of the movement he launched in 1924 with "Manifeste de Surréalisme." Taken up in English at first in the French form; the anglicized version is from 1931.
De cette alliance nouvelle, car jusqu'ici les décors et les costumes d'une part, la chorégraphie d'autre part, n'avaient entre eux qu'un lien factice, il este résulté, dans 'Parade,' une sorte de surréalisme. [Apollinaire, "Notes to 'Parade' "]
A movement in art and literature that flourished in the early twentieth century. Surrealism aimed at expressing imaginative dreams and visions free from conscious rational control. Salvador Dali was an influential surrealist painter; Jean Cocteau was a master of surrealist film.