examples of surrealist artwork
Surrealism has always been an important topic in the work of Friedrich Zettl. Firstly they were collages in the sense of the early French surrealists. Subsequently, this was followed by a series of oil paintings that dealt with surrealism.
It was not until many years later, at the end of the 1980s, that there were a few more attempts with surrealism.
Now surrealism is increasingly moving back into focus in Zettl’s art. Especially in a new, very personal form, with a painting technique, he developed himself. Furthermore, this enables him to combine ideas of surrealism with other currents, such as expressionism or Asian techniques.
The first works in this new phase often referred to painters like Max Ernst in a very reserved manner or took up other concepts of the early Surrealists, such as Surrealist Automatism. as we know it from André Masson`s works.
The following is a list of works that show Friedrich Zettl’s new approach to surrealism. Concrete elements are noticeably disappearing in favor of a semi-abstract approach and gradually the surreal in the abstract comes into focus.
Catalog New Surrealist Concepts
The pictures are arranged in reverse order to the creation, as the newest works are always ranked first.
corona and the sea (I)
Some of the artwork now is listed at saatchi gallery others at artmajeur
Blog posts on these and similar topics are posted regularly on https://zettl.blog/journals/
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Surrealism is a painting that emerged in the early 20th century in response to increasing industrialization and urbanization around the world. This art movement sought to free itself from the constraints of reality and logic, embracing the subconscious and the irrational instead. Surrealist painters such as Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte are known for their striking and often bizarre imagery.
Surrealism is not limited to painting, it also includes poetry, film, and sculpture. The surrealists believed that the subconscious was the key to unlocking the mysteries of the universe and they sought to unlock this hidden realm through their art. Many artists referred to Sigmund Freud, the pioneer in the field of the subconscious.
The movement’s emphasis on the subconscious, the irrational, and the unexpected had a major impact on later art movements such as Pop Art, Abstract Expressionism, and Minimalism.
Surrealism remains a popular and enduring art form, and many contemporary artists are inspired by its techniques and themes.