Landscaping "Surrealism"- (Sergio M. Sanchez)

This gallery includes the artwork of various artists throughout time; and not just their interpretation of surrealism landscapes, but their expression of surrealism landscapes. So buckle up and get ready as we explore through time, surrealism landscapes at its finest.

This piece of artwork shows a slight reference to surrealism in that the figures and the landscape themselves are what make this painting surrealistic art. The landscape and figures are interpretations and representations of mythological beings and structures; and the artist's thoughts of where those type of beings might reside. The vibrant use of colors; the saturation, color values, and contrast, all aid in creating the focal point; the figures and major structures. The movement of the painting is created by the careful use of lines and values of color; this in turn shows the depth of the landscape. This piece of artwork visual represents my theme by the figures and landscape depicted within the painting.
In this drawing, by Herman Saftleven, the dark figure is not clearly seen nor clearly identified, but the landscape depicts a profile of a man almost rising up and eroded by nature to create a remarkable discovery. The focal point is clearly seen by the dark figure standing in the archway, which happens to be the eye of the landscape profile. The creative use of different types and styles of lines creates the different textures of the landscape, but as you take a closer look at the landscape it is clear that the artist cleverly used lines within the landscape to create the structure of a male profile. There is very little, if not any use of color, other than the black lines and shading used to create the drawing. This drawing visually reflects my theme by illustrating how surrealism is used to create something more than just a landscape.
In this oil painting you can see that the artist wished to convey a darker mood and some type of solitude within a fantasy setting. The small island of cliff rocks surround a garden of some sort, where a white figure floats a coffin to what seems like the destination and resting place for the deceased person. The use of dark and gloomy colors created the mysterious and cloudy setting in the background to create the illusion that this structure and garden must be in some fantasy world or time. By carefully placing the use of slight color on the cliffs and rocks draws your attention to the limitation of movement your eye can receive. This painting visually reflects my theme by implying the idea of a mysterious island in a fantasy world.
In this ink drawing you get the automatic feeling of war and a battlefield. The distressed and destructed tree in the foreground that is surrounded and encapsulated by barbed wire aid in the idea that nature will always fight the effects of war. The use of saturated black ink in the tree help make a clear distinction that this is the focal point; while the use of diluted hints of color draw your eye to create movement of the cloud or smoke in the background that is soon to cover the landscape. There is also hints of color within the background to help transition the movement of the drawing. This drawing visually reflects my theme by using unorthodox uses of color and lines to create a surrealistic scene of what a war zone or battlefield would look like.
In this glass artwork we can see a serene landscape with two waterfalls and a river flowing through it. The trees reflect the time of year as the silhouetted mountains in the background are highlighted by the sunrise (or sunset). The artist used vibrant uses of color to imply the beautiful life of nature. The use of contrast and color values create the depth and clarity of objects within the glass artwork. This application of various colors aids the idea that you are looking out of a window onto nature in real time. This glass artwork visually reflects my theme by creating both a landscape as well as a vibrant depiction of a surrealistic natural setting.
This oil painting by Frida Kahlo is a representation of how much she admired the work of a scientist and horticulturist by the name of Luther Burbank. Her artwork depicts the scientist/horticulturist as a tree rising up from a buried skeleton to invoke the idea that Luther was now a product of his experiments. His research and work can be seen in the painting; the two fruit trees to the left and right in the background, and the plant he worked with in his hand. The color choices Frida used were to emphasize the focal points and draw the attention to the subtle implication that the Luther Burbank tree derived from Burbank himself. The plain use of flowing hills (or mountains) and the cloudy sky were also used to aid in the focal points used to create the surrealism part of the artwork. The portrait itself is the surrealistic piece of landscape which visually fits in with the theme of my gallery.
Salvador Dali was a key influential artist within the surrealistic art movement, and here he shows his talent and expertise by creating a landscape with animals and rock formations within the silhouettes that represent two human busts. The idea was to make the audience stretch their minds and understanding that art can be more than one interpretation depending on the individual viewing the artwork. In this painting the figure of a person outlines the landscapes, but the clouds within the painting form facial features to include and imply the beauty within an individual. The use of saturated colors, shading, color values, contrast, and movement of the clouds are all used to capture the audience's attention and keep them engaged and focused long enough to see and recognize both pieces of work within one piece of artwork. This clearly visually reflects my theme as the use of this mastery of surrealism within the painting creates two images.
This oil painting is a clear distinction of surrealism art, as the woman figure can be seen twice; first the woman figure is seen in the foreground and in the background. The idea that these two figures in the foreground were cut out (or moving forward) and standing create the illusion of something that can only be true in the mind. The use of organic and static lines create a visually appealing aesthetic shape. The careful use of color contrast, saturation, and different values creates depth and dimension. This visually reflects my theme by the clear surrealistic figures and chosen color theme.
This acrylic painting depicts the idea of another planet or world; it even invokes the idea of isolation within a person's mind as if we are in another world within our mind. The hue, saturation, value changes, and contrast of the color blue create the mood and "other worldly" feeling to the audience. The different styles of lines create the different textures of mountains, clouds (mist), faint steps, and the figure which becomes the focal point of this painting. This acrylic painting visually reflects my theme as it clearly uses surrealistic elements layered on top of each other to create a multiple meaning artwork.
In this painting the landscape is built into two different layers; one protruding from three zebra heads. This art piece shows a clear representation of life and nature working together in harmony. The clever use of color to draw the audiences attention creates movement within the painting. The lines aid in directing not just your eye movement but also the flow of elements. This visually reflects my theme as it uses surrealism to create a beautiful landscape that can only be imagined within the mind.
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