Timeline of Surrealism
Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia and Beatrice Wood, 1917, USA, New York, London, National Gallery. (Photo by Photo12/UIG/Getty Images)
1919 Advertising note in Litterature announcing publication of Tzara’s Dada journal in Zurich.
On 1 January 1922, Andre and Simone Breton would rent an apartment in the block at 42 Rue Fontaine, their first permanent home. This would continue to be Breton’s address until his death. Below them were ‘Heaven’ and ‘Hell’ – two night clubs in Place Blanche.
The surrealists gather at 42 rue Fontaine. (Photo by: Photo12/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
'The world at the time of the surrealists’. In 1929 the surrealists redrew map of the world according to their taste of the time. First published in the Belgian journal Variétés.
1937 Cover of issue 4 of the journal Shinzokei, published by surrealists in Japan.
1938 International Exhibition of Surrealism in Paris Poster
Jeu de Marseille. Four cards created by surrealists in Marseilles in 1941 for a new pack of playing cards replacing the traditional suits by key surrealists themes of ‘Love’, ‘Revolution’, ‘Dream’ and ‘Knowledge’. The four cards here come from the Revolution suit, the Ace (designed by Jacqueline Lamba), the Genius, Sade, and the Siren, Lamiel, both designed by Jacques Hérold, and the Magus, Pancho Villa, designed by Max Ernst. The cards were reproduced in the surrealist journal VVV, published in the US. (Photo by Photo 12/ Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
1948 Issue 2 of the journal NEON, published by the surrealist group in Paris.
1951 Nora Mitrani at the time of her visit to Portugal to establish colaboration between the French and Portuguese Surrealist Groups, photographed by Fernando Lemos.
1951 Cover of the second issue of the surrealist film journal, L’Age du Cinema.
‘La Promenade de Venus’, the venue for the French surrealist group daily meetings through the 1960s.
Cuban 1965 stamp depicting abstract painting titled 'Abstraccion' by Wifredo Lam. Wifredo Lam was a Cuban artist who sought to portray and revive the enduring Afro-Cuban spirit and culture. (Photo by Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images)
1968 Poster for the First exhibition by the surrealist group in Chicago. Image by Franklin Rosemont © estate of Franklin Rosemont.
Cover of the catalogue for the International Surrealist Exhibition in Chicago 1976. Image by Eugenio Granell. © The estate of Eugenio Granell.
1979 Special issue of the magazine Cultural Correspondence, edited by the Surrealist Group in Chicago
Still from Nĕco z Alenky (Alice), a film by Jan Švankmajer (1987). Condor Features in association with Film Four International and Hessicher Rundfunk. Courtesy of Athanor. All rights reserved.
Rik Lina Lwa : Marassa -Twins - diptych: ink and oil paint on locally prepared linen - 70x40cm. + acrylic paint and sand on burlap mounted on plastic - 70x35cm. © Rik Lina, 1988
John Welson Between Past and Future, oil on board, 90x70 cms. © John Welson 1993
Still from Lekce Faust, a film by Jan Švankmajer (1994). Athanor, s. r. o. in coproduction with Lumen films, Heart of Europe Prague Production, BBC Bristol, Konnick International and Pandora film. Courtesy of Athanor. All rights reserved.
Kathleen Fox Living the Dreaming (1997). Oil on board 89 X 122cm
2007 Cover of Analogon issue no 52-3. ‘Film and Imagination & Black and White Lakes’, published by the Czech and Slovak surrealist group. Cover illustration by Martin Stejskal. © Martin Stejskal
2014 Intérieurs animaliers Deux oies dans leur salon, collage by Pierre-André Sauvageot.
Cover of issue 15 of The Oystercatcher (May Day, 2018) published by Ron Sakolsky of the Inner Island Surrealist group (Canada). Cover image by Sheila Nopper. © Sheila Nopper. Courtesy of Ron Sakolsky