Surrealism can be considered as a new style of art. It’s been a while that we can see the footprints of surrealism in album cover art industry. Stay with us and let’s go through best surreal album cover arts of all time. At the end we also going to teach you how to buy surreal album cover art in an easy and online way. Plus, if you are planning to fill a special order, don’t miss this article. Before we starting to explain what is a surreal album cover art, let’s see what is surrealism in general. What Is Surrealism? After WWI, people got obsessed with Freud’s theories. Freud invited people to think about their unconscious, meanwhile two French psychologists, André Breton and Louis Aragon, founded a new theory and thought called surrealism. To put it simply, surrealism takes place in a situation that the facts are not the facts! In other words, surrealism deals with another aspect of phenomena, events and shapes. Breton describes the movement as: resolve the previously contradictory conditions of dream and reality into an absolute reality, a super-reality”, or surreality. Surrealism made its way into cover art since the end of 20th century. You can read about it later on. Interesting point is that there is no way that we can determine which one of surreal art pieces is the best surreal album cover art! Because, beauty in surrealism is something dynamic. Characteristics of A Surreal Album Cover Art Let’s talk about the features of a surreal album cover art. Element of Surprise First of all, just like any kind of surreal art, surreal album cover arts 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 cause wetness, it’s a normal situation and there is no element of surprise. But imagine a water that has no moisture. In this case, you somehow get an impact from the fact that you saw, heard of felt. Unexpected Juxtaposition The second characteristic of a surreal piece of art is ‘unexpected juxtaposition’. Juxtaposition means the act of placing side by side (especially in order to compare). In surrealism, juxtaposition used for showing the contrast or similarities between elements that are presented in the art pieces. Remember that the positioning of the elements should be unexpected. Otherwise the relation between them is no valid. Non Sequitur Third characteristic of any piece of surreal art is to be ‘non sequitur’. It’s a bit complicated but I try to explain it in a simple way. In general, it refers to a conclusion that does not logically follow from the facts or law. This laws or facts can be abstract or physical. For example, on Earth, gravity absorbs everything, but is it logical to think an animal that walks straight to the moon? Best Surreal Album Cover Art In this part we are going to show you some of the best surreal album cover arts of all time. Buy Surreal Album Cover Art There is two ways to buy surreal album cover arts from Coverartland. Surrealism tag: you can find our surreal album cover arts in ‘Surrealism’ tag. It’s easy to find and easy to buy. Fill out our Special-Order form: just head to our Special-Order page and fill out the form. We will contact you soon with the detail and a preview of your order.