(«Menage No.1» by Francisco Bravo Cabrera. Image property of FBC, Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia. All Rights Reserved)

Surrealism is an art movement which involves paintings, theatre, music and perhaps anything else artistic that can be created or imagined by those who create surrealist art. In painting one of the most famous of the surrealists was Salvado Dalí. I am sure you are all well aware of his paintings.

Expressionism is another art movement (both are considered vanguard movements of the XX C.) mostly developed in Germany but definitely spread throughout Europe and America. The most famous are the known German Expressionists. I will mention my favourite Otto Dix.

So then what is surreal-expressionism? It is whatever I want it to be because I invented it. I am not a surreal-expressionist painter but at times I choose that style to develop my work. The painting here, «Menage No.1» is an example of that hybrid style that I began to develop back in the late 1990’s.

As you can see, there is tremendous contrast between the lively strong colours (no primary colours but well mixed) and the very dramatic black. The faces are real, yet not as real as the one you stare at in the mirror. The eyes are looking at you…

If a dream is expressed as a form of reality, a response to an emotional stimulus, is it still a dream?

Francesc Bravo Cabrera, 01 JUN 2022, Miami Beach, Florida, US

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  1. jonicaggiano dice:

    WhT a beautiful painting Francis. Thank you for explaining the art that you developed. Very interesting. Thank you. Bless your family. ❤️

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    1. Thank you Joni! Sending you both and the family much love and big hugs! 🌹❤🙏

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  2. A dream become real, Francis! Love the mesh of color, and can see the powerful expressionist German influence! Saw this post on Twitter and glad I clicked on it! 😊

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    1. Thank you so much Felipe! All the best my friend. 😊

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  3. ourcrossings dice:

    That’s a wonderful painting, Francisco. Thanks for shining a light on various art movements and different forms of art – I always find it interesting and educational to read. Have a good day 🙂 Aiva xx

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    1. Thank you so much Aiva! All the best! 😊

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  4. Beautiful painting ! Overwhelmed to know about a new form of painting. Eyes are really depicting what your expresed in your article.

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    1. Thank you so very much!

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  5. A nice feeling of the twilight and the menace of shadowy figures, Francisco

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    1. Thank you Graham, very much. Greetings from Spain and all the best.

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  6. Thank you for sharing. Sounds interesting 😃

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    1. Thank you! I am so glad that you liked it.

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