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Where is today’s Surrealism?

— August 2015

Associated media

Surrealism as it was - a hommage to Salvador Dali in the streets of Sorrento, Italy, 2013

David Ecclestone reflects on what Surrealism’s legacy might be

In Always Looking, John Updike examines American painting and suggests that ‘Surrealism is the natural instinctive pictorial mode’. One of his examples is the landscape by Alexander Hogue  called Erosion No 2 – Mother Earth laid Bare (1936), painted as a vast billowing maternal nude.


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