Blog: Surrealism

  • Call & Response: Women in Surrealism

    by Camilla Nordgren and Sarah Petersen, project volunteers, 30 November 2016

    An introduction to an ongoing project with Glasgow Women's Library.

    Call & Response: Women in Surrealism

    Call & Response participants in the archive with archivist Kirstie Meehan.

  • 16 Surrealists in a Photo Booth

    by Phil Hunt, Digital Technical Officer, 08 September 2016

    As the FLICK_EU photo booth at Facing the World captures images of visitors from across Europe we look at how the Surrealists were already using the photo booth to create works of art almost 90 years ago.

    16 Surrealists in a Photo Booth

    Photo booth image of Rene Magritte (detail from montage in La Revolution Surrealiste)

  • Behind the Scenes at West Dean College: Preparing Archive Material for Surreal Encounters

    by Sarah Hughes, Bronwen Glover and Simon Sultana Harkins, West Dean College, 21 July 2016

    Staff and students at West Dean College explain how archive materials are prepared for loan.

    Behind the Scenes at West Dean College: Preparing Archive Material for Surreal Encounters

    Mito Matsumaru working on the material. Photo by Robert Cunes.

  • The Murray Brothers’ Surreal Encounter

    by Harris Brine, Press Officer, 07 July 2016

    On the third anniversary of his Wimbledon victory, Harris Brine introduces Andy Murray as the Scottish National Portrait Gallery's current Topical Sitter.

    The Murray Brothers’ Surreal Encounter

    Murdo Macleod, 'Jamie Murray, b.1986, and Andy Murray, b. 1987, Tennis Players' (2008) (detail). © Murdo Macleod.

  • Tracing the origins of Surrealism

    by Kirstie Meehan, 27 March 2015 1 Comments

    Kirstie Meehan, Archivist at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, reflects on the roots of Surrealism, with reference to a new display in Modern Two's Keiller Library.

    Tracing the origins of Surrealism

    ‘The Hunting of the Snark’ by Lewis Carroll with illustrations by Henry Holiday, 1898 (detail)

  • Tales of the Unexpected

    by Kerry Watson, Librarian, 21 January 2015

    Kerry Watson, Librarian at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, discusses the work of British Surrealist engraver, Stanley William Hayter.

    Tales of the Unexpected

    Stanley William Hayter, L'Apocalypse, 1937, © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2015

  • Between the Covers: Surrealist Erotica

    by Kirstie Meehan, Archivist, 23 September 2014

    Kirstie Meehan, Archivist at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art tells us about the challenges of curating a show that includes erotic material.

    Between the Covers: Surrealist Erotica

    Sade Juliette