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Magic realism appeared in 1935 as a synthesis of surrealism, Giorgio De Chirico’s metaphysical painting, and the return of realism. It might be referred to as a style more than an actual movement, as it was essentially characterized by trompe-l’oeil, an attempt to meticulously view and describe reality. An atmosphere of strangeness is present in compositions representing unusual situations and totally incongruous objects. Any reference to sexuality, which was a theme dear to Surrealists, is completely missing here. This new painting style introduced a few greats like Balthus, Delvaux, and Amédée Ozenfant after he left the Purist movement.

Artists not in gallery : Pierre Roy, Albert Carel Willink, Grant Wood, etc.

Artists in gallery : , , , , .


XXth century art movements