Surrealist / Post-Surrealist Style Painting

These painting are not all necessarily from the original surrealist painters, but the surrealist style is used in all of the paintings shown in the gallery. These Paintings use the style of Surrealism which always effectively sparks thoughts in the minds of its viewers. 

Solitary Orpheus, Giorgio de Chirico, 1973/1973, From the collection of: Museo Carlo Bilotti
This painting is a depiction of the mythological Thracian musician Orpheus on stage in his native land. It also shows the type of architecture present at that time shown on his abdomen.
The solitary archaeologist, Giorgio de Chirico, 1937/1937, From the collection of: Museo Carlo Bilotti
As the figure of an archaeologist sits in a corner one can assume what he is reflecting upon by the depiction of classical Greek architecture in his torso.
Construct and Destroy, Yves Tanguy, 1940 - 1940, From the collection of: Ca' Pesaro - Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna
Given the time period and the title one can assume Tanguy had mixed emotions about creating things of beauty without them being destroyed.
Portrait of Luther Burbank, Frida Kahlo, 1931, From the collection of: Museo Dolores Olmedo
The artist clearly admired Luther Burbank and his work with botany and horticulture. It makes a statement about all life originating from death. The subject is a tree which is what he studied.
Henry Ford Hospital, Frida Kahlo, 1932, From the collection of: Museo Dolores Olmedo
This painting depicts the pain and transformation the artist went through during her pregnancy. It shows the thoughts going through her head while she was in the hospital.
The attitude of lightning towards a lady-mountain, James GLEESON, 1939, From the collection of: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
The painting shows a figure of a mountain with a shape of a woman that has been cut out of the back drop. It has an overall sinister feel to it reflecting the raw emotion of the artist.
The Chick, Frida Kahlo, 1945, From the collection of: Museo Dolores Olmedo
This is a picture that shows the artists view of a baby bird and some bugs. It can easily help one remember that the way we perceive things is not always reality.
The citadel, James GLEESON, 1945, From the collection of: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
This is a painting of a mountain in Australia. The picture is put together with human body parts in what is meant to be a somewhat disturbing manner.
Margin of Silence, Kay Sage (1893-1963), 1942, From the collection of: Albany Institute of History & Art
The feeling of this paintings is easily felt. The texture and color of this mountain say all there is to say about this painting. Its beauty is not something that needs too much thought to see.
We inhabit the corrosive littoral of habit, James Gleeson, 1940, From the collection of: National Gallery of Victoria
This painting brings out painful feelings dealing with the end of relationships and how many times when they have concluded one or both parties feel unwhole.
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