10 Best Ever Surreal Album Cover Arts

What Is Surrealism? 10 Best Ever Surreal Album Cover Arts

What Is Surreal Cover Art?

First, just like any surrealist art, surreal album cover art should have the element of surprise. It means that the art piece should somehow shock the observer. For example, you expect water to be wet. If someone pictures water as something that causes wetness, it’s a normal situation, and there is no element of surprise. But imagine water that has no moisture. In this case, you somehow get an impact from the fact that you saw, heard, or felt.


What is Surrealism / Post-surrealism?

Surrealism, a movement in visual art and literature, flourished in Europe between World Wars I and II. Surrealism grew principally out of the earlier Dada movement, which before World War I produced works of anti-art that deliberately defied reason. Still, Surrealism’s emphasis was not on negation but positive expression.
According to the significant spokesman of the movement, the poet and critic André Breton, who published The Surrealist Manifesto in 1924, Surrealism was a means of reuniting conscious and unconscious realms of experience so ultimately that the world of dream and fantasy would be joined to the everyday rational world in “an absolute reality, a surreality.”

Post-surrealism is a movement that arose in Southern California in 1934. Modern-day surrealist activity is sometimes called “Post Surrealism” by the protector of the idea that Surrealism is “dead”.
Surrealism can be considered a new style of art. It’s been a while since we’ve seen surreal-related art in the Cover Art industry. Surrealism made its way to the Cover Art industry at the end of the 20th century.

Surrealist techniques

The Surrealists devised many specific techniques to evoke psychic responses. Among these was frottage (rubbing with graphite over wood or other grained substances) and grattage (scraping the canvas)—both developed by Ernst to produce partial images, which were to be completed in the mind of the viewer.
Other methods include automatic drawing, a spontaneous, uncensored recording of chaotic images that “erupt” into the consciousness of the artist, and “exquisite corpse” whereby an artist draws a part of the human body (ahead, for example), folds the paper to hide their contribution, and passes it to the next artist, who adds the next part (a torso, perhaps), and so on until a collective composition is complete.

Surrealists also used found objects to create assemblies that feature everyday items in unfamiliar conjunctions. The German-born Swiss artist Meret Oppenheim used this method significantly with her best-known piece, Object (1936), a fur-covered cup, saucer, and spoon.



Create your fantasy in the surreal world

Through the imageries of the Surreal world, we can easily derive the following characteristic of Surrealism – dreams & fantasies. Surrealists extract visuals from the unconscious mind to create art devoid of logical comprehension.


How To Buy Surreal Album Cover Art?

Feel free to create and customize your surreal cover art by our designers via purchasing our Custom Cover Art. we would love to make your fantasy come true. Or, if you are looking for Pre-made Surreal Cover Art, you can reach our Pre-made Surrealism Cover Art page.

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