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Yes, #deviantlySurreal is sleeping... but, unusually, it doesn't seem to be dreaming.

I submitted a fairly long text to the magazine by way of an 'article' on surrealism some time last year expecting it to appear in the magazine at some stage. It never happened. Of course, the article was no more than a Jonathon Meades style canter through the field, more or less opining that surrealism was a deeply trivial affair that died some time in the 1940s or 50s, only to be resurrected in advertising, popular music videos, film, and the covers and even texts of science fiction novels, particularly those of J.G.Ballard...… so it isn't as if you've missed much. However, I do miss the magazine itself and bemoan this lack of editorial action. Submitting a blog is one of the view things I could do to correct this omission.

Take this 'alien landscape by night' Weelibin IV's Fabulous Falls Of On A Stormy Night by aegiandyad , for instance... Is it surrealism?  Many would say "No, it's merely Impressionist!" A defensible position, certainly. But what about this Ernstian Sexton Blake Surrealist Painting by aegiandyad ? Obviously a direct tribute to Max Ernst, one of the great sons of surrealism, the fathers being the poets and dadaists of a previous decade, mainly Paul Elouard, Francis Picabia, Andre Breton, the self styled Comte de Lautreamont, who said that there was beauty in the chance conjunction of an umbrella and a sewing machine on an operating table [something he had actually seen in a pawn shop window!] and Marcel Duchamp, who's 'Fountain' [a urinal lying on its back and signed 'R.Mutt'] was rejected even by the other modern artists of the day and who eventually announced in 1927 that he had 'given up art for chess' even as he was secretly working on his 'swan song', Etant Donne… .  And this

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Go on, You Know You Want To... by aegiandyad
? Is it just a sexist exploitation piece? What about this The V And A Chromed Steel Bat Monstrance by aegiandyad ? Is it surreal, or merely real?

I have been rearranging reality photographically for some time now in the hope of reinvigorating visual surrealism for the digital age with arbitray distortions of reality such as this Uniform For The Riot Squad Of The Apocalypse by aegiandyad , this Crush The Violet Burning Annunciation by aegiandyad , this Kafka's 'La Poupee' by aegiandyad and even this A La Porte De La Salle D'Attente by aegiandyad .  Critics may object that these are only tricks; but then my school art master said to me once that "Salvador Dali was a trickster!", something which is undeniably true.

This blog isn't just a plug for my work or a blatant piece of self advertisement. It was designed to give the reader a flavour of what he or she has been missing since #deviantlySurreal fell into its current coma. However, I can't resist just one more attempt to lay a piece of genuine surrealism on the modern viewership: She Entered A Chalk Drawn Door by aegiandyad . If that wasn't really surreal then I'm about ready to give up!
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QCC-Art Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
aegiandyad Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
This time I've sneaked 'The Nature Of Surrealism' into your favourites gallery, having finally given in to temptation and submitted it to our own gallery. So now it's no longer an exclusive, but at least visitors can see it if they browse in your favourites gallery.
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aegiandyad Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
I found the complete text [all I'd written so far] of the original Nature of Surrealism blog/article and have submitted it.
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aegiandyad Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
I have just attempted to submit a blog, but it hasn't appeared on this page... what now?
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ItsMeChrisG Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
Requsts are closed? DAMNIT
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Photoshopograph Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
my name is Hupsi - i am the founder of :iconsurreal-fantasy: and also we are affiliated.
I wish all your members some happy holidays and want to say congratulations to all this
amazing works !

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crumblecoochiie Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Professional Artist
Hello dear,

I’m the founder of :iconsurrealismclub:, your new affiliate :heart:

Thank you for affiliating with us. You’re more than welcome to request features, contest announcements. We’ll also help try to help with any difficulties you may encounter :huggle:

Have a nice day :iconpinklilyplz:

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kscreations Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
can other people join this group or is it close to everyone
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Frenetico-eLe Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would also like to join, but if in the group info says that they are not accepting any join.... I think I'll have to wait
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