Dora Maar, Le Simulateur
Dora Maar
Le Simulateur (The Pretender), 1936
Hand And Shell By Dora Maar
Dora Maar (aka Henriette Theodora Markovitch)
Sans Titre (Main-Coquillage), Untitled (Hand and Shell), 1934
Emila Medkova, Eyes
Emila Medkova,
Eyes, 1965
Emila Medková, née Emila Tláskalová (19 November 1928 – 19 September 1985) was a Czech photographer, one of the important exponents of the Czech art photography in the second half of the 20th century. Her work was influenced by Surrealism. She was the wife of painter Mikuláš Medek.
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Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali at the Surrealist exhibition
Paris, 1938

Denise Bellon (1902-1999)
Claude Cahun – Jacqueline Lamba
Jacqueline Lamba, 1939
Claude Cahun
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Man Ray – Portrait Of Dora Maar
Man Ray,
Portrait of Dora Maar, 1936
Jean Cocteau ~ A Surreal Thought
“Mirrors should think longer before they reflect.”
― Jean Cocteau
Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)
1955 in his apartment
Giorgio De Chirico ~ The Mystery Of Our Minds
"Although the dream is a very strange phenomenon and an inexplicable mystery, far more inexplicable is the mystery and aspect our minds confer on certain objects and aspects of life."
Giorgio de Chirico
Painting is by Giorgio de Chirico, Melancolia, 1912
Giorgio Morandi ~ Consciousness, Unconsciousness…
I believe that nothing can be more abstract, more unreal, than what we actually see. We know that... the objective world... never really exists as we see and understand it... has no intrinsic meaning of its own, such as the meanings that we attach to it.
Giorgio Morandi  (1890 - 1964)


Giorgio Morandi
Natura Morta, 1929
Jules Brassai ~ On The Extraordinary
“I don't invent anything. I imagine everything... most of the time, I have drawn my images from the daily life around me. I think that it is by capturing reality in the humblest, most sincere, most everyday way I can, that I can penetrate to the extraordinary.”
Jules Brassai