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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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pickle1984 Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
i would love to join, but it doesnt seem possable
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UFUKNAYMAN Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
add the member
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Senecal Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the addition. Glad you stopped by.
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artsublime Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
Thanks Gloria and Pierre for your support! :thumbsup:
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anaNeamu Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you so much Gloria, you have worked so much for this...
your work is highly appreciated!

thank you~!
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DanNeamu Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
Thanks so much I feel I am honored to be selected in such company!
Selection that gives you so much "weight" of these works! Thanks!:bow::iconrosablu:
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AriBach Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
Thanks for the invitation!
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scottfacon Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
thanks for all the faves!
thomasbossert Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
Many thanks for adding my work to your collection!:bow:
DrumsOfWar Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
Thank you for Fav :)
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