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This was found in an alley in London, England.  The creatures on this wall have human-like features, however they are obviously not human.  This is similar to the works done by Picasso with bright, bold colors, and unique depictions of beings with human-like qualities - eyes, teeth, etc.

This was found in an alley in London, England. The creatures on this wall have human-like features, however they are obviously not human. This is similar to the works done by Picasso with bright, bold colors, and unique depictions of beings with human-like qualities - eyes, teeth, etc.

This street art was found in Tarragona, Spain. Here you can see a non-typical scene where an astronaut of some sort is paired with flowers.  These two things would not typically be found together, but like in surrealist artwork they are.

This street art was found in Tarragona, Spain. Here you can see a non-typical scene where an astronaut of some sort is paired with flowers. These two things would not typically be found together, but like in surrealist artwork they are.

This painting is called El Doble Secret, and is done by Belgian artist Rene Magritte.  Magritte's approach to surrealism was repetition.  He used this not only his handling of motifs within individual pictures, but also led him to produce multiple copies of some of his greatest works. His motivation for his work came from part of the idea of Freudian psychoanalysis, which said repetition is a sign of trauma.  Magritte used traditional images, but added a twist to provoke unsettling thoughts.

This painting is called El Doble Secret, and is done by Belgian artist Rene Magritte. Magritte's approach to surrealism was repetition. He used this not only his handling of motifs within individual pictures, but also led him to produce multiple copies of some of his greatest works. His motivation for his work came from part of the idea of Freudian psychoanalysis, which said repetition is a sign of trauma. Magritte used traditional images, but added a twist to provoke unsettling thoughts.

This art was found in Barcelona as well. It's a traditional portrait of a face, yet the coloring of it is what makes it unique.  This relates to the surrealist art movement because surrealist artists use atypical colors to depict people and objects.

This art was found in Barcelona as well. It's a traditional portrait of a face, yet the coloring of it is what makes it unique. This relates to the surrealist art movement because surrealist artists use atypical colors to depict people and objects.

This is a painting done by Salvador Dali.  Dali was a Spanish artist and Surrealist icon. Most of his paintings were inspired by his dreams and the subconscious mind. He used a technique influenced by Renaissance artists and juxtaposed it against the strange hallucinatory characters he created.

This is a painting done by Salvador Dali. Dali was a Spanish artist and Surrealist icon. Most of his paintings were inspired by his dreams and the subconscious mind. He used a technique influenced by Renaissance artists and juxtaposed it against the strange hallucinatory characters he created.

This street art was found here in Barcelona.  The person here is painted as a mime, however the way his mouth is shaped gives a scarier, horror-movie, nightmare like vibe.

This street art was found here in Barcelona. The person here is painted as a mime, however the way his mouth is shaped gives a scarier, horror-movie, nightmare like vibe.

This art work was found here in Barcelona. At first glance it looks just like two people walking away from one another, however as you look more closely there are other figures between them.  A not-so typical, Picasso-like piece of art.

This art work was found here in Barcelona. At first glance it looks just like two people walking away from one another, however as you look more closely there are other figures between them. A not-so typical, Picasso-like piece of art.

This street art was found in Paris, France.  A non-traditional portrait of a woman is depicted on the right.  This woman's bottom half is transformed into a space ship like skirt.  Creating an extraterrestrial type feel.  This reminds me of the works done by Iranian surrealist, Afarin Sajedi.

This street art was found in Paris, France. A non-traditional portrait of a woman is depicted on the right. This woman's bottom half is transformed into a space ship like skirt. Creating an extraterrestrial type feel. This reminds me of the works done by Iranian surrealist, Afarin Sajedi.

This art was also found in London off of Brick Lane.  This shot has a lot more going on.  All the way to the left there is a punk-looking human with a vulture on their head.  The vulture could symbolize death considering they mostly eat roadkill, so this would be scary to have on your head. On the right there is a monster-like figure.  Both scenes, remind me of the abstract and unusual paintings done by surrealists.

This art was also found in London off of Brick Lane. This shot has a lot more going on. All the way to the left there is a punk-looking human with a vulture on their head. The vulture could symbolize death considering they mostly eat roadkill, so this would be scary to have on your head. On the right there is a monster-like figure. Both scenes, remind me of the abstract and unusual paintings done by surrealists.

This again was found in London, England.  The  depiction on the left of the person is dark and scary like a nightmare. It reminds me of something Dali may have created today in the 21st century.

This again was found in London, England. The depiction on the left of the person is dark and scary like a nightmare. It reminds me of something Dali may have created today in the 21st century.