First British surrealism exhibition in 80 years involves London

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A major exhibition will take place 100 years after the birth of British Surrealism at the Dulwich Picture Gallery from February 26th to May 17th.

Over 70 diverse works by 42 artists are on display, including Leonora Carrington, Francis Bacon, Henry Moore and Paul Nash, as well as lesser-known artists such as Marion Adnams, Conroy Maddox, Reuben Mednikoff and Grace Pailthorpe.

Sackler Director of the Dulwich Picture Gallery, Jennifer Scott, said, “Visitors are invited to begin their own adventures into the illogical through spectacular loans and imaginative exhibition design. it cannot be overlooked. “

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Dancing Skeletons by Edward Burra

The exhibition deals with topics such as dreams and the subconscious as well as the irrational, the impossible, politics, sex and desire.

Highlights include Edward Burras Dancing Skeletons (1934), John Armstrong’s Heaviness of Sleep (1938), and Conroy Maddox’s The Lesson (1938).

The exhibition also features rare books and objects such as works by William Blake, Henri Fuseli and Lewis Carroll.

The exhibition is organized by Dr. Curated by David Boyd Haycock, who said the exhibition was “probably the most exciting, transgressive and bizarre art movement of the 20th century”.

It is the first London exhibition on British surrealism in over 80 years.

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