Christmas Surrealism: a selection of festive surrealist art

What better way to celebrate Xmas than with a cocktail of festive surrealist art?Surprisingly (or perhaps not) there are very few works which fall into this category, but I’ve nevertheless managed to track down some particularly interesting examples. I’ve included a mix of new and old works in line with that Xmas trope of temporal negation. Merry Christmas and enjoy! (NB: the artist and title if known is beneath the image)

Why not begin with the master himself?…

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Salvador Dali, Noel, 1948.

Dali, Felicitacion de Navidad, 1958

Dali, Felicitacion de Navidad, 1960

Dali, Felicitacion de Navidad, 1962

 

Dali, Felicitacion de Navidad, 1968

Dali, Felicitacion de Navidad, 1968

Navidad, Dali, 1971

Dali, Felicitacion de Navidad, 1971

Dali, Felicitacion de Navidad, 1974

Max Ernst, Unknown Gods

(not intended to be Xmas themed but there’s a penguin in it so that counts surely)

Picasso, 1953

Jonah Kinigstein, from his 2015 book The Emperor’s New Clothes: The Tower of Babel in the “Art” World

Leonora Carrington, title unknown

Vladimir Kush, title unknown

Veks Van Hillik, title unknown

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NB: Dali Xmas cards from here. Kinigstein’s drawing is from here.  Featured image is by James McCarthy (aka. Tolkyes @ deviantart)

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