Monday Morning Surrealism

Rene Magritte, "Six Elements," 1926

I got to see this in person over the weekend at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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Monday Morning Surrealism

Dorathea Tanning, "Insomnia," 1957

Monday Morning Surrealism

Thesis: Hegel.

Antithesis: Cholera.

Synthesis: Progress!

Monday Morning Surrealism

Monday Morning Surrealism

Monday Morning Surrealism

Jim Kazanjian, "Anomaly," 2009

Contemporary photo-manipulation artist Jim Kazanjian describes his current project thusly:

I am interested in a kind of “entropic” image, an image that has the capacity to de-familiarize itself. My current work is an attempt to unravel the photograph and play with established notions of time, space, and the understanding of what gives things context.

Through fragmentation and re-composition of the photographic space, the non-linear nature of reading the image is folded in on itself. The structure of the photograph is unwound and reshuffled. This reshaping becomes an iterative process that spurs the generation of something altogether different.

Something ineffable.

To which one can only say, Ia! Ia!

Monday Morning Surrealism

Vladimir Kush (b. 1965), "Millennium Watchman"