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Sur-re-al-ism is defined as a 20th-century literary and artistic movement that attemptsto express the workings of the subconscious and is characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtaposition of subject matter.

In painting and sculpture surrealism is one of the leading influences of the 20th century. Surrealists often employ abstract and fantastic shapes and forms, with a great variety of content and technique. Members of the movement included German artist Max Ernst, French artist Jean Arp, American painter and photographer Man Ray, French painter André Masson, Spanish painter Joan Miró, French-American painter Yves Tanguy, Belgian artist René Magritte, Swiss sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti, and Catalan painter Salvador Dalí.

Ora’s Art is considered by many to be a classic example of surrealism remeniscent of the Great Salvador Dalí (1904-1989), a Spanish surrealist artist known for his flamboyant personal style and his disquieting interpretation of fantastic images in meticulously rendered canvases. Among his most famous works is Persistence of Memory (1931), a desolate landscape inhabited by limp, melting watches (see below).