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British Surrealism

Dulwich Picture Gallery, London


This display looks at the modern artists in Britain who took up the baton from André Breton, the founder of the Surrealist movement in France, and continued his enquiries into the unconscious, the uncanny, and the absurd. It includes works by Leonora Carrington, Paul Nash, and Ithell Colquhoun, while also delving back into previous centuries to consider how artists and writers such as William Blake, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Henry Fuseli prefigured the Surrealists’ preoccupation with dreams and visions. Find out more from the Dulwich Picture Gallery’s website.

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L'Infante égarée

L’infante égarée (1944), Marion Adnams. Photo: Manchester Art Gallery/Bridgeman Images

The Pine Family (1941), Ithell Colquhoun.

The Pine Family (1941), Ithell Colquhoun. Photo: The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, © Samaritans, Spire Healthcare, and by kind permission of the Noise of Abatement Society

The Weird Sisters, Macbeth (c. 1783), Henry Fuseli.

The Weird Sisters, Macbeth (c. 1783), Henry Fuseli. Courtesy RSC Theatre Collection

Family Tree (1938), Edith Rimmington.

Family Tree (1938), Edith Rimmington. © Estate of Edith Rimmington

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