Need something colorful and trippy to watch? Ontem (Yesterday) is just your thing. Accompanied by a cool soundtrack, this short video is described as “A journey through introspection”, and it’s a pretty neat trip.
There’s a sadness running through Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World — a portrait of the Swiss artist whose most famous creation was the title character in Alien. It comes from knowing that its subject died last year. But the mood suits this appreciative study of a man who counted fear and death among his muses.
If you're a Potter fan who would've liked to see more impossible, Burrow-like homes in the movies, then you'll love the fantasy world of German designer Matthias Jung, whose surreal houses look like they ought to be kept hidden from our Muggle eyes.
These images by Russia-born, New York-educated artist Dasha Shishkin are just endlessly fascinating. They're cartoony in their simple, stark lines, but also surreal and reminiscent of 1960s futurism. Here's a detail from a new picture called "analyte detection via protein nano spores."
Christopher Nolan's Inception is a delightfully surreal look at merging the worlds of dream and reality - but this video essay from Brows Held High takes a deep dive into Nolan's surrealist influences as well as Inception's flirtation with the greatest filmmaking illusion of all: the Narrative.
There's something comical and quaint about vintage black-and-white photos from 100 years ago. Until, that is, they come to life and start acting like a dream (or a horrendous nightmare.) Artist Kevin J. Weir turns old visions of the world into strange, surreal animations.
You'll never look at food quite the same way after peeking inside the pages of Salvador Dalí's Les Diners de Gala, the cookbook the surrealist wrote and illustrated. Let's just say that food porn takes on an entirely different meaning when Dalí is the one crafting the dishes.
These prints—by graphic artist Bedelgeuse—are weird and magical and beautiful and I want them on my walls. The technical term for this style of art is up for debate—is it collage or illustration?—but you definitely can file these prints under "can't stop looking."
The underwater city always dreaded the approach of Octopolis. Its rocky tentacles would block the roadways, usually during rush hour. A surreal landscape by Heri Irawan.
Prepare to visit a strange new world in which cityscapes can be spun around like the layers of a Rubik's cube — and where the laws of physics no longer apply.
The line-drawn and watercolor illustrations created by Mu Pan demand careful study. The Brooklyn-based artist blends history, pop culture, and folk art into astonishingly detailed scenes that are grand when drunk in all at once, but contain little surprises on closer inspection.
After finishing his work on the Beatles' Yellow Submarine, director and animator George Dunning made a surreal science fiction short, 1970's Moon Rock. Turn on this 10-minute cartoon in which an astronaut encounters the strange creatures of a bizarre alien world, and let yourself get swept up in its peculiar…
Mike Davis blends surrealism, religious iconography, Dutch portraiture, and a touch of fairy tale magic to create narrative paintings that seem to tell fantastical stories while stretching beyond the confines of a simple "Once upon a time."
Long before the invention of Photoshop, artists were creating trippy and groovy fake images — and a new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art shows how. "Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop" opens at the Museum on Oct. 11, and the New York Daily News has a collection of some of the most surreal…
Salvador Dalí's painting Sleep depicted a disembodied, slumbering head held aloft by crutches. In Mike Capp's pop cultural spoof of the painting, Sleep Batman, Batman fills the head's role, snoozing without any thought to the fragile props that might collapse below him.
Start your week with a healthy dose of otherwordly weirdness, courtesy of surrealist illustrator Tom Colbie — because nothing cures a case of the Mondays like a sword-wielding centaur in a space suit.
These photographs by Chicago-based photographer Kyle Thompson are hands down some of the most stunning self-portraits we've ever seen.
After being convicted for grand theft everything and leaving his cushy (if potentially deadly) job at Planet Express, Bender decides to cover every inch of his chassis with tattoos. All that ink pays tribute both to Bender's robotic roots and his package delivery adventures.
Frank Kunert's photographs are crazy. They show surreal places that don't exist, exquisite photos of tennis courts shaped as skating half-pipes or slides for kids that end on highways.
In 1969, the Random House Book of the Month Club gave readers the opportunity to purchase a copy of Lewis Caroll's Alice in Wonderland as illustrated by surrealist painter Salvador Dalí. And yes, the Mad Hatter's tea party does include a picture of a melted clock.