The Easel

23rd July 2024

As Surrealism Turns 100, a Look at Its Enduring Legacy

Surrealism is turning 100, a good excuse for lots of shows. The surrealists claimed a heritage back to Hieronymus Bosch and, via celebrated artists like Dali and Magritte, they are still influential. But what is surrealism’s current status? One critic notes, surrealism “has always been a multiplicity”, always a state of mind. The linked piece is a good primer but it seems we will have to wait for a more definitive contemporary assessment.