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 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.
I 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