Surrealism was one of the most radical movements of the twentieth century. It sought to challenge conventions through the exploration of the subconscious mind, invoking the power of dreams and elements of chance. The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art owns a world-class collection of Surrealism; including works by Max Ernst, Joan Miró, René Magritte and Alberto Giacometti. You can explore the highlights of this collection here.
Lobster Telephone
Salvador Dalí and Edward James
Kneeling Woman
Frederick Edward McWilliam
Tristram Hillier
Oiseau [Bird]
Salvador Dalí
Tête [Head]
Pablo Picasso
The Cloak of Secrecy
Conroy Maddox
See the installation of La Boîte-en-Valise
The Helmet
Henry Moore
Tableau vivant
Dorothea Tanning
Fish Circus
Eileen Agar
S'élevant [Rising up]
Jean (Hans) Arp
The Spider
Alexander Calder
The Decoy
Edith Rimmington