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Surrealist Figurative Paintings

SURREALIST STYLE

In the wake of World War I’s ravaging of Europe, artists delved into the unconscious mind to confront and grapple with this reality. Poet and critic André Breton, a leader of the Surrealist movement who authored the 1924 Surrealist Manifesto, called this approach “a violent reaction against the impoverishment and sterility of thought processes that resulted from centuries of rationalism.” Surrealist art emerged in the 1920s with dreamlike and uncanny imagery guided by a variety of techniques such as automatic drawing, which can be likened to a stream of consciousness, to channel psychological experiences.

Although Surrealism was a groundbreaking approach for European art, its practitioners were inspired by Indigenous art and ancient mysticism for reenvisioning how sculptures, paintings, prints, performance art and more could respond to the unsettled world around them.

Surrealist artists were also informed by the Dada movement, which originated in 1916 Zurich and embraced absurdity over the logic that had propelled modernity into violence. Some of the Surrealists had witnessed this firsthand, such as Max Ernst, who served in the trenches during World War I, and Salvador Dalí, whose otherworldly paintings and other work responded to the dawning civil war in Spain.

Other key artists associated with the revolutionary art and literary movement included Man Ray, Joan Miró, René Magritte, Yves Tanguy, Frida Kahlo and Meret Oppenheim, all of whom had a distinct perspective on reimagining reality and freeing the unconscious mind from the conventions and restrictions of rational thought. Pablo Picasso showed some of his works in “La Peinture Surréaliste” — the first collective exhibition of Surrealist painting — which opened at Paris’s Galerie Pierre in November of 1925. (Although Magritte is best known as one of the visual Surrealist movement’s most talented practitioners, his famous 1943 painting, The Fifth Season, can be interpreted as a formal break from Surrealism.)

The outbreak of World War II led many in the movement to flee Europe for the Americas, further spreading Surrealism abroad. Generations of modern and contemporary artists were subsequently influenced by the richly symbolic and unearthly imagery of Surrealism, from Joseph Cornell to Arshile Gorky.

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Style: Surrealist
Traveller On A horse - Oil on Canvas Figurative Painting
Located in Lisboa, PT
Traveller On A horse - Oil on Canvas Figurative Painting, 2023 Artwork is on supported wooden frame. Ready to hang. Tam Ess makes oil paintings that explore the subconscious, blendi...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Oil

"Tribe" Mother and Children Oil on Canvas Figurative Painting
Located in Lisboa, PT
Mother and Children - Oil on Canvas Figurative Painting, 2023 Artwork on supported wooden frame. Ready to hang. "A tribute to the spiritual and ancestral ties that bind us, with a v...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Oil

20th Century Surrealist Landscape Oil Painting
Located in Beachwood, OH
Surrealist Landscape Oil on canvas 'R. Lee Glenn' verso 30 x 24.25 inches 31.75 x 26.75 inches, framed Surrealism aims to revolutionize human experience. It balances a rational visi...
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20th Century Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Oil

"Another Dress Rehearsal" Oil on Canvas Fantasy Surreal celebrated London artist
Located in Southampton, NY
In continuing with representing fine artists that are connected to the music industry we are please to announce that we are the only gallery in the United States representing the oil on canvas paintings of acclaimed British artist George Underwood. That is great news for collectors based in the United States. They do not have to pay any import fees or international shipping costs or any international tariffs which are costly. So this is a great opportunity to purchase a work of art by this acclaimed British artist. His paintings have been described as Magical with a touch of Fantasy. When David Bowie, a life long friend of George Underwood, was asked about the paintings of George Underwood, Bowie said "George has, over the years, refined his work to the point where I would put him among the top figurative painters coming out of the UK.... There's a sublime isolation surrounding his subjects that really touches the viewer, the figures being both heroic and vulnerable simultaneously". George Underwood and David Bowie were in early bands together and Underwood created the classic cover artwork for David Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust" album and also for David's "Hunky Dory" album. A fun fact is that David and George were both in the same art class taught by Peter Frampton's Dad when they were youngsters and they remained great friends throughout David's life. I have included some images of Bowie and George Underwood over the years in this listing to show the close relationship they had since they were young lads. This oil painting by George Underwood is titled "Another Dress Rehearsal...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

'Story Time', Paris, Salon d'Automne, New York, ASL, Corcoran, PAFA, Art Deco
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower left 'Nura' for Nura Woodson Ulreich (American, 1899–1950). Additionally signed, verso, dated March 1928 with artist's New York City ...
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1920s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Illustration Board

Acecho
By Gonzalo Morales
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Oil on Canvas, Signed Dated 2013 14 x 18 Inches
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Blue Dream: Oil paint on canvas
Located in Bogotá, Bogotá
Oil paint on canvas. Immerse yourself in a unique visual experience with this oil painting in shades of blue and violet. The artwork features enigmatic figures of men and animals com...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Pastel, Cotton Canvas, Oil, Acrylic

'Woman Dancing', Spanish Surrealist Figural, Geneva, Museum of Paris, Benezit
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower right, 'A. Úbeda' for Augustin Úbeda (Spanish, 1925-2007) and painted circa 1965. Formerly in the collection of Jean Negulesco, the artist and Hollywood Film Director....
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1960s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

The Sacrifice Of The Favorite Hen
Located in Lake Worth Beach, FL
"El sacrificio de la gallina predilecta" The Sacrifice Of The Favorite Hen 2024 Oil on canvas artist signed and dated, will be frame before shipping. Isaac Crespo's Cuben artist bor...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Ink, Oil

Blech und Begierde
Located in Torino, TO
Paul Pretzer's canvases bring us into scenes of black humour: the absurd, disasters, strange happenings, fantastic scenes that reveal stylistic connections with the works of master o...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

"Closing Time" Oil on Canvas Figurative Painting
Located in Lisboa, PT
Closing Time - Oil on Canvas Abstract Figurative Painting 2022 Artwork is on supported wooden frame. Ready to hang. Tam Ess makes oil paintings that explore the subconscious, blen...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Blue Pearl
Located in Nottingham, GB
Original Artwork ~ Oil on Board Anna starts by sketching her figures. Based on everyday people, everyday life. Embossing her art boards with telephone directory before adding oils. ...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Gwen
Located in Nottingham, GB
Original Artwork ~ Oil on Board Anna starts by sketching her figures. Based on everyday people, everyday life. Embossing her art boards with telephone directory before adding oils. ...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Lagoon With Coral at Night
Located in Atlanta, GA
"Jeni Stallings creates work that often draws from her dreams and personal experiences. She tends to render those moments in a muted, femininity-infused surrealism far from the hard-...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Archival Paper

Lagoon With Coral
Located in Atlanta, GA
"Jeni Stallings creates work that often draws from her dreams and personal experiences. She tends to render those moments in a muted, femininity-infused surrealism far from the hard-...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Archival Paper

"Cowpoke" Grackle Bird with Cowboy Hat Oil Painting by Christy Stallop
Located in Denver, CO
Christy Stallop's (US based) "Cowpoke" is an original, handmade oil painting that depicts a grackle bird wearing a cowboy hat. ARTIST BIOGRAPHY Christy Stallop is an artist living i...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

"Bundle Up" Grackle Bird with Colorful Scarf Oil Painting by Christy Stallop
Located in Denver, CO
Christy Stallop's (US based) "Bundle Up" is an original, handmade oil painting that depicts a grackle bird wearing a colorful scarf. ARTIST BIOGRAPHY Christy Stallop is an artist l...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

"Humble Abode" by Patrick Maxcy, Acrylic Painting, Sea Turtle
Located in Denver, CO
Patrick Maxcy's "Humble Abode" is an original, handmade acrylic painting that depicts a sea turtle perched on coral carrying an elaborate tiny house on his back with a cloudy sky. T...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

"Goucho" Grackle Bird with Cowboy Hat Oil Painting by Christy Stallop
Located in Denver, CO
Christy Stallop's (US based) "Goucho" is an original, handmade oil painting that depicts a grackle bird wearing a cowboy hat adorned with a feather. ARTIST BIOGRAPHY Christy Stallo...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

"Southwest Charmer" Grackle Bird Silver Necklace Oil Painting by Christy Stallop
Located in Denver, CO
Christy Stallop's (US based) "Southwest Charmer" is an original, handmade oil painting that depicts a grackle bird wearing a silver southwestern necklace. ARTIST BIOGRAPHY Christy S...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

"Standing Tall" Grackle Bird w/Red Handkerchief Oil Painting by Christy Stallop
Located in Denver, CO
Christy Stallop's (US based) "Standing Tall" is an original, handmade oil painting that depicts a grackle bird wearing a red handkerchief. ARTIST BIOGRAPHY Christy Stallop is an ar...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

"Luchador Misterioso" Grackle Bird Oil Painting by Christy Stallop
Located in Denver, CO
Christy Stallop's (US based) "Luchador Misterioso" is an original, handmade oil painting that depicts a grackle bird wearing a blue and white mask. ARTIST BIOGRAPHY Christy Stallop...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

"Milky Way" contemporary surrealist, ethereal multi-figurative oil painting
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
"Milky Way" is a contemporary surrealist and ethereal multi-figurative oil painting by Italian artist, Daniela Astone. Astone's latest work centers around figures floating in ether...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Luchador Enmascarado" Grackle Bird Oil Painting by Christy Stallop
Located in Denver, CO
Christy Stallop's (US based) "Luchador Enmascarado" is an original, handmade oil painting that depicts a grackle bird wearing a blue and red mask. ARTIST BIOGRAPHY Christy Stallop ...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

"Just Outside" by Patrick Maxcy, Acrylic Painting, Blue Fish
Located in Denver, CO
Patrick Maxcy's "Just Outside" is an original, handmade acrylic painting that depicts an oversized blue fish next to a tiny house perched on a rock. About the Artist: Nature, anima...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Italian Pop Art Mixed Media Surrealist Painting Collage Gouache Emilio Tadini
Located in Surfside, FL
Emilio Tadini (1927-2002) Original Collage, Gouache and Watercolor painting. Dimensions: 41 X 29.5. framed. 39.75 X 28 artwork Emilio Tadini (1927 – 2002 ) was an Italian painter,...
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20th Century Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Paint, Paper, Mixed Media, Watercolor, Gouache

"Me and you walking on the brick path" surrealistic seascape, mother & daughter
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
"Me and you walking on the brick path" is a glowing oil painting surrealistic seascape with mother (artist) & daughter walking down a brick path on water receding into the distance i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Panel, Wood Panel

The Solemn Morris Dancer
Located in London, GB
Oil on board Image size: 5 3/4 x 7 inches (14.5 x 17.75 cm) As can be seen in this painting, Surrealism served as a source of inspiration for Bergner, though he did not consider himself a surrealist but a lover of stories, and indeed narrative elements appear frequently in his work. He uses the “displacement” element, as the Surrealists did, and that is detaching the figures, objects or landscapes from the logical context and into a poetical-magical climate. Nissim Aloni noted in 1983 He paints as though to install stabilizers against the turbulence of the dream, and perhaps these stabilizers serve him in time as a touchstone'. The Artist Yosl Bergner was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1920 and grew up in Warsaw, Poland. With rampant anti-Semitism in Europe, the Freeland League for Jewish Territorial Colonization was formed in the United States in July 1935, to search for a potential Jewish homeland. Soon afterwards a pastoral firm in Australia offered the League about 16,500 square kilometres (6,400 sq mi) in the Kimberleys, stretching from the north of Western Australia into the Northern Territory. As history showed, the plans went nowhere. But for a time, the Australian idea was at least worth considering. Bergner's father, Melech Ravitch, became involved in a serious investigation of the Kimberley Plan. In this way the Bergner family moved to Australia. Yosl emigrated to Australia in 1937 and studied in the National Gallery School in Melbourne. During World War II he served for four and a half years in the Australian Army, and later continued his studies at the Art School. In Melbourne from 1937–48, Bergner befriended many of the local artists who now epitomize modern Australian art: Sidney Nolan, Albert Tucker...
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Mid-20th Century Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Board

Late 20th Century Gouache and Watercolour on Paper. 'Greek Gods'.
Located in Cotignac, FR
Late 20th century gouache and watercolour on paper of a Roman-Graeco head and two figures by British artist Derek Carruthers. Signed bottom right and dated Feb 1986 to the reverse. ...
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1980s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Paper, Gouache, Watercolor

La Princesa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"LA PRINCESA" OIL AND ACRILIC ON CANVAS SIGNED, 2013 EXHIBITED MUSEO DEL BANCO CENTRAL DE COSTA RICA 43.5 x 35.25 INCHES Sofía Ruiz was born in 1982. ...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Surrealist Large Painting Royal College of Art LGBTQ+ Female Ladybirds Trees
Located in Norfolk, GB
Isabel Rock is a creator of contemporary fairy tales. A graduate of the Royal College of Art in London, her work is an explosion of strange occurrences while a surreal narrative take...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Paint, Mixed Media, Acrylic, Archival Paper, Pen

Release, female figure on cliff colorful birds in flight dreamlike imagery
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An oil on canvas from 2017 depicting a young lone woman standing on the edge of a cliff overlooking a deep green sea. She lifts her dress releasing hundreds of colorful birds into a ...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Sunset Pines No.16-original surrealism landscape painting-contemporary art
Located in London, Chelsea
In “Sunset Pines No.16” Michael Sole masterfully captures the majestic beauty of nature from a unique perspective, inviting viewers to gaze upward at three towering pines reaching to...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Alps no.61-original surrealism landscape painting-contemporary art
Located in London, Chelsea
In “Alps No.61,” Michael Sole transports viewers to the breathtaking heights of the mountains, capturing their majestic beauty with striking contrast and rich texture. This captivati...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Sidekick" Grackle Bird with Red Handkerchief Oil Painting by Christy Stallop
Located in Denver, CO
Christy Stallop's "Sidekick" (2022) is an original oil painting on linen, measuring 14 x 11 inches. This striking portrait features a grackle adorned with a vibrant red bandana, set ...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

"Les deux moitiés" two figures floating through deep green and blue water
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
"Les deux moitiés" is a contemporary ethereal nude figures in green and blue water. Astone brought professional dancers into her studio and let them improvise as she painted them. Sh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Emigrant in Salvador de Bahia Brazil acrylic on board painting picasso style
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Gustavo Úbeda (1930-1994) - Emigrant in Salvador de Bahia Brazil- Acrylic panel Acrylic measurements 81x100 cm. Frameless. The painting by Gustavo Úbeda Romero (Herencia, 1930 – Sao...
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1970s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Acrylic, Board

English gold no.82-original figurative waterscape painting-contemporary art
Located in London, Chelsea
In "English Gold No.82," Michael Sole unveils a breathtaking masterpiece that transcends traditional boundaries, inviting viewers into a mesmerizing realm where the sea meets the sho...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Gold Leaf

"Dancing Love" contemporary ethereal nude figures in green and blue water
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
"Dancing Love" is a contemporary painting of ethereal nude figures in green and blue water. Astone brought professional dancers into her studio and let them improvise as she painted ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Alps no4.-original surrealistic figurative waterscape painting-contemporary art
Located in London, Chelsea
In "Alps No.4," Michael Sole presents a captivating interpretation of the majestic Alps, where the convergence of land and sea gives rise to a breathtaking landscape that defies conv...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Acrylic, Oil, Canvas

woman's paradise oil on canvas painting surrealist
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Felix Ferreras - Woman's Paradise - Oil on canvas Oil measurements 81x81 cm. Frameless. Félix Ferreras is a visual artist with numerous national and international awards and distinc...
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1990s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Changement (~47% OFF LIST PRICE, Oil Painting, Symbolist)
Located in Kansas City, MO
Stella Jae Changement 2024 Oil on Canvas Size: 26.06 x 31.04 inches (60 x 80cm) Signed by hand COA provided ---------- Tags: #StellaJRichey #VisualArtist ...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

March gale no.31-original figurative waterscape painting-contemporary art
Located in London, Chelsea
In "March Gale No.31," Michael Sole captures the tumultuous energy of a powerful ocean storm, where swirling waves and shifting currents converge to create a mesmerizing tableau of m...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil, Acrylic

Cosmic Travelers - Visionary Psychedelic Composition on Wood Panel
Located in Soquel, CA
Cosmic Travelers - Visionary Psychedelic Composition on Wood Panel Surreal, psychedelic composition by an unknown artist (20th Century). The face on the left side of the composition...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Plywood, Acrylic

Everyone a Memory - modern realism wildlife-still life surrealism painting
Located in London, Chelsea
Step into a dreamscape with this captivating original painting, a mesmerizing blend of surrealism and wildlife still life. Crafted with oil on canvas, it brings to life a scene that ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Mid-20th Century Magical Realism, Surrealist Painting, Cleveland School Artist
Located in Beachwood, OH
Paul Riba (American, 1912-1977) Untitled Oil on panel Signed lower right 30 x 18 inches 39.25 x 27.25 inches, framed Paul Riba was a painter of Magic Realism. He explored the unrea...
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20th Century Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Driftwood & Fish, Mid-20th Century Magical Realism, Surrealist Cleveland Artist
Located in Beachwood, OH
Paul Riba (American, 1912-1977) Driftwood and Fish Oil on panel Signed lower right 9.25 x 23.5 inches 14 x 28.25 inches, framed Paul Riba was a painter of Magic Realism. He explore...
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20th Century Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Cleaning Day (dog, snout, pug, lady, vintage, animal, surrealist oil painting)
Located in Quebec, Quebec
"Cleaning Day" by Rudolf Kosow offers a playful twist on the ordinary, infusing a routine activity with a sense of wonder. In this striking painting, a magnified pug’s face, with every wrinkle and whisker meticulously depicted, occupies the canvas, providing a landscape of texture and warmth. A small figure, likely the pug's owner, stands armed with a cleaning tool, poised to tend to their companion. The act of cleaning, typically mundane, is elevated to an act of care, a ritual of bonding between pet and human. This scene emphasizes the intimacy of the shared lives, a whimsical take on the daily tasks that weave into the fabric of companionship. The title, "Cleaning Day," hints at the routine yet essential acts of maintenance that deepen the connection between the animal and their human. The artwork serves as a reminder that within every chore there lies an opportunity for interaction and expression of love. Kosow's painting encourages us to find joy and significance in the simplest of acts that define our relationships with our pets. keywords; painting on canvas, surrealist painting, animal vs human, americana, nature, man, man vs nature, surrealism, giant animal...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

1970's Large French Surrealist Oil Painting Figures on the Beach
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Surrealist composition French School, dated 1975 verso oil on canvas, framed framed: 33.5 x 27 inches canvas: 32 x 25.5 inches inscribed verso provenance: private collection, France ...
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1970s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Cuddly (black old dog, snout, lady, vintage, animal, surrealist oil painting)
Located in Quebec, Quebec
"Cuddly," a charming painting by Rudolf Kosow, depicts a tender and affectionate moment between a dog and its human companion. The dog’s face, with soulful eyes and a furrowed brow, is portrayed in stunning detail, conveying a sense of gentle wisdom and patience. A small lady figure, fitting perfectly within the curve of the dog's face, leans in close, as if finding comfort and protection in the animal’s embrace. The gesture of the figure, with a hand delicately placed, highlights the trust and love inherent in this bond. This piece beautifully encapsulates the warmth and security that pets provide. Kosow's artwork celebrates the simple, heartwarming connections that form the cornerstone of our relationships with our animal friends, reminding us of the comfort and joy found in their company. keywords; painting on canvas, surrealist painting, animal vs human, americana, nature, man, man vs nature, surrealism, giant animal...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Hopeful (black labrador, dog pet, woman, vintage, animal, surrealist painting)
Located in Quebec, Quebec
In this moving piece by Rudolf Kosow, the canvas captures a tender and intimate moment between species. The focus is a deeply expressive black dog, portrayed with a level of detail t...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Surrealist Gouache and Watercolour on Paper, The Three Graces
Located in Cotignac, FR
Late 20th century surrealist gouache and watercolour on paper of The Three Graces by British artist Derek Carruthers. The painting is signed to the bottom right. An imposing and hig...
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Late 20th Century Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Watercolor, Paper, Gouache

Tramp (pet dog, beagle, troubadour guitare, animal portrait, surrealist painting
Located in Quebec, Quebec
"Tramp," by Rudolf Kosow, is a whimsical painting that delights in its surreal juxtaposition of scale and serenity. At the center is a beagle's face, depicted with lifelike detail and expressiveness, eyes glistening with a calm intelligence that beckons the viewer into a state of contemplation. Positioned against the backdrop of the dog's vast visage, a small, solitary figure strums a guitar. The musician, dressed in casual attire, appears as a wandering troubadour, his music resonating with the quietude of the scene. This miniature man, though diminutive in size, plays a significant role in the narrative, providing a sense of companionship and shared experience. The painting's title, "Tramp," suggests a free spirit, both in the itinerant musician and the beagle, known for its adventurous and exploratory nature. Kosow's piece is an ode to the wandering souls and the moments of unexpected harmony they encounter. Through "Tramp," we are reminded of the melodies that score our journeys and the silent kinship we find along the way. It is an invitation to embrace the music of life, to find connection in the tranquility of existence, and to acknowledge the symphonies that unfold in the presence of kindred spirits, regardless of their size or form. keywords; painting on canvas, surrealist painting, animal vs human, americana, nature, man, man vs nature, surrealism, giant animal...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Game (bob cat, female tennis player, ball, vintage, animal, surrealist painting
Located in Quebec, Quebec
In this captivating painting by Rudolf Kosow, the canvas comes alive with a surreal and dynamic encounter. At first glance, we see a massive bob cat head, rendered in repose with a t...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Shy (Lab pet dog, girl, Child, vintage dress, animal, surrealist oil painting
Located in Quebec, Quebec
"Shy," a tender and evocative work by Rudolf Kosow, portrays an encounter that is wrapped in quietude and gentle introspection. A sizable, soulful-eyed dog fills the canvas, its gaze...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Sweet Sounds (cat, feline, lady, flute, vintage, animal, surrealist oil painting
Located in Quebec, Quebec
"Sweet Sounds," a mesmerizing painting by Rudolf Kosow, depicts a tranquil scene of harmony between a young girl and a slumbering cat. The girl, seated and playing an instrument, see...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Hungry (pet dog, pug snout, cooking lady, animal art, surrealist oil painting)
Located in Quebec, Quebec
"Hungry" is a captivating painting by Rudolf Kosow that beautifully illustrates a moment of connection between a gargantuan, doleful-eyed bulldog and a diminutive woman. The dog’s fa...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Moody (black dog, hat man, green vintage suit, animal, surrealist oil painting)
Located in Quebec, Quebec
In "Moody," the painter Rudolf Kosow presents a composition that captivates with its emotional depth and surreal creativity. The subject, a soulful canine with eyes that gleam with a...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Surrealist figurative paintings for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a wide variety of authentic Surrealist figurative paintings available for sale on 1stDibs. Works in this style were very popular during the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artists have continued to produce works inspired by this movement. If you’re looking to add figurative paintings created in this style to introduce contrast in an otherwise neutral space in your home, the works available on 1stDibs include elements of blue, orange, purple, red and other colors. Many Pop art paintings were created by popular artists on 1stDibs, including Rudolf Kosow, Carlos Gamez De Francisco, Henry David Potwin, Ferjo, and Fernando de Jesus Oliveira. Frequently made by artists working with Paint, and Oil Paint and other materials, all of these pieces for sale are unique and have attracted attention over the years. Not every interior allows for large Surrealist figurative paintings, so small editions measuring 2.13 inches across are also available. Prices for figurative paintings made by famous or emerging artists can differ depending on medium, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $1 and tops out at $400,000, while the average work sells for $3,770.

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