Liza Ray & Surrealism

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Liza Ray & Surrealism

Yay, Friday is here!!!   Hope you guys, will enjoy your weekend and get your battery charged to the full for the next week!

Let’s start it fast forward, do you love art, do you draw or paint? I absolutely love it and I actually used to draw portraits when I was at school and managed to win few school contests.  It didn’t develop any further unfortunately, but it is still in my plans to learn the art of painting, hopefully one of my dreams will come true.  There are about just over 30 styles in art and Surrealism is one of them.

I love this style a lot for one simple reason that it ignites imagination. It breaks ‘frames’ and stereotypes by making people look at ordinary things from a totally different angle, provokes maverick thinking, excites feelings in the back of our minds!   Do you fancy surrealism?

If you are not familiar with this style, please keep on reading :)

Surrealism

Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for its visual artworks and writings. The aim was to “resolve the previously contradictory conditions of dream and reality.” Artists painted unnerving, illogical scenes with photographic precision, created strange creatures from everyday objects and developed painting techniques that allowed the unconscious to express itself and/or an idea/concept.

Surrealism is most often about making political statement. The artists were responding to the world they lived in and expressed their horror and discomfort with the current state of social and political affairs.  Surrealist works feature the element of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions and non sequitur; however, many Surrealist artists and writers regard their work as an expression of the philosophical movement first and foremost, with the works being an artifact.

Surrealism developed out of the Dada activities during World War I and the most important center of the movement was Paris. From the 1920s onward, the movement spread around the globe, eventually affecting the visual arts, literature, film, and music of many countries and languages, as well as political thought and practice, philosophy, and social theory.

Icon of Surrealism

The most outstanding surrealist artist in art history is of course Salvador Dali.  Below, undoubtedly is the most famous surrealist painting in history – The Persistence of Memory is Salvador Dali’s iconic ode to time, the dripping clocks reflect the inner workings of Dali’s subconsciousness and convey simple (albeit complexly delivered) message: time as we know it is meaningless.

Undoubtedly the most famous Surrealist painting in history, The Persistence of Memory is Salvador Dali’s iconic ode to time. The dripping clocks reflect the inner workings of Dali’s subconscious and convey a simple (albeit complexly delivered) message: time as we know it is meaningless.
Read more at http://all-that-is-interesting.com/most-iconic-surrealist-paintings#o0Jh6uoXIm7Rigo1.99
Undoubtedly the most famous Surrealist painting in history, The Persistence of Memory is Salvador Dali’s iconic ode to time. The dripping clocks reflect the inner workings of Dali’s subconscious and convey a simple (albeit complexly delivered) message: time as we know it is meaningless.
Read more at http://all-that-is-interesting.com/most-iconic-surrealist-paintings#o0Jh6uoXIm7Rigo1.99
Undoubtedly the most famous Surrealist painting in history, The Persistence of Memory is Salvador Dali’s iconic ode to time. The dripping clocks reflect the inner workings of Dali’s subconscious and convey a simple (albeit complexly delivered) message: time as we know it is meaningless.
Read more at http://all-that-is-interesting.com/most-iconic-surrealist-paintings#o0Jh6uoXIm7Rigo1.99

The Persistence of Memory, Salvador Dalidali

Liza Ray

lizaI would like to share with you my recent finding, who is an extremely talented artist, with her own world vision and art expression – Liza Ray, she also comes from Kazakhstan like me, currently residing and working in Almaty.  Liza is a professional artist with few exhibitions behind, her paintings can be found in private collections around the globe. Unfortunately the artist doesn’t have an official website of her own.

Liza’s surrealist creations are bright, colorful and absolutely beautiful in terms of implementation. The paintings are quite straight forward, not too complex to perceive and understand, at the same time the idea behind every painting is very expressive for the eye to capture and remember. I like that her art does not hold any aggressive expression, it is very peaceful, exquisite and philosophical.

I hope you like her works and would love to hear your thoughts! Thank you all my loves for stopping by, reading and commenting! <33333

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37 Comments

  1. I LOVE surrealism—something about these paintings releases my imagination and I love how these paintings creatively combine two or more objects that you would never expect to be merged. Liza’s ideas are beautiful, and I can’t wait to see what else she makes as her craft improves.

    Brittney

    Another Beautiful Thing

    • Hi, darling, thank you so much for your lovely and very nice comment, it is great that you took to Liza’s art vision and philosophical ideas behind her paintings. <3 xoxo

  2. Girl u back to form:)
    Very interesting post and as usual great new art involved. “REd shoe” and “tree age” love it .
    Looking forward for next.
    Ciao!

    • Hello, my dear sweetie! how are you? hope you have enjoyed your weekend with your family, I am so glad you liked my post and Liza’s paintings, aren’t they great?! such precision in details, I love her philosophical messages behind every picture. Love you loads my dear friend, lots of kisses and big hugs! <33333

    • Hi, Christy, thank you so much for you lovely comment, and that you liked my post about this talented artist, wish you a nice week ahead sweetie! <3 xoxo

  3. Hi dear Zhanna! Many thanks for this interesting post! I like it also to draw and in the past I even performed courses for paining in combination with psychotherapeutic work. My clients loved those courses and reached a lot for the health of their own soul. But as I’m working as a purchaser at the moment I stopped those courses due to the less of time …

    Hope you had a fantastic weekend so far!

    Kisses from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    http://www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

    • Hello dear Rena! Thank you for your lovely comment about the post! I am glad yo like it. Do you wish to continue learning drawing/painting in the future? it can be super relaxing, it is like soul yoga, isn’t it? Wish you a nice week ahead darling! <3 xoxo

  4. My darling friend, is always a pleasure to visit your blog and learn something precious and new! I like all forms of art but my knowledge in the area is limited. I’ve heard about surrealism, also knew something about Dali’s work, but reading your article I learned a lot more and also found out about Liza Ray’s WONDERFUL work! I really love her paintings, they truly speak to me. I used to draw (with carbon sticks) and made a few paintings myself; I like drawing the human body and animals (horses, wolves, cats, etc), mostly.
    Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, darling! I’m taking as much rest as I can!
    Many hugs and kisses <3333333333333333

    • Hello, my lovely friend Tany!!! I am so so happy to hear from you darling <3 Thank you so much for your beautiful comments, I am so chuffed that you liked it, I honestly am! I also liked Liza’s works a lot, they are not intricate or complex message wise, they are so close to life, so light and peaceful and painted to a photographic perfection.
      and WOW to another side of you, Tany, you also like drawing?! you are super talented sweetie!!! I would love to see your works, may be you should consider publishing a post of your works :) I so hope you are enjoying and relaxing during this weekend, you are always in my thoughts, lots of love, kisses and warmest hugs from a very good friend of yours! <33333333333

      • :))) I haven’t been drawing for years now,… I never shared pictures of my drawings before because they are so personal and connected to certain times in my life, like a summer passion, the need to be peaceful and alone near the beach, etc… I think I have four drawing hung in my old apartment, the rest of them I gave away to my friends as gifts…
        Many hugs and kisses, lots of love to you, my friend!

        • hello my dear darling!!! from what you said, I assume that pictures that you drew or painted must be looking absolutely stunning, because when you experience those special moments in life they actually give the artist super inspiration and pictures turn out really great. I have a feeling darling that you are a woman of many many talents! :) wish you a great stress free joyful week ahead, love and adore you my darling! lots of kisses and hugs to you <333333333

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