It’s Surreal

Don’t miss Guy Billout.

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Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in Paris in the early 1920s, and is best known for its visual artworks and writings which aim to “resolve the previously contradictory conditions of dream and reality”. Artists painted unnerving, illogical scenes with photographic precision, created strange creatures from everyday objects and developed painting techniques that allowed the unconscious to express itself.

Surrealist works feature the element of surprise and unexpected juxtapositions. (more at Wiki)

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Guy Billout (born 1941) is a French artist and illustrator. He finished his art training in France. Afterwards he worked in advertising for a few years before moving to New York City in 1969, where he was published in New York Magazine.

Billout’s aesthetic style is clean and spare, sometimes incorporating some ironic element. His work has been featured in Atlantic Monthly magazine and in several books, including a collection of Greek mythology.

Billout’s client list history includes The Atlantic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Oprah, Travel & amp; Leisure, Business Week, Fortune, Time. Billout also has won several awards: Hamilton King; The New York Times ten best illustrated children’s books, 1973, 1979, 1981, 1982, 2007. (wiki)