Surreal Encounters on show at National Gallery of Modern Art

Jill Brown with Salvador Dali's 'Lobster Telephone'. Picture: Scott Louden
Jill Brown with Salvador Dali's 'Lobster Telephone'. Picture: Scott Louden
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IF you like your art a little weird, check out Surreal Encounters at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art from this weekend.

Surreal Encounters: Collecting the Marvellous brings together some of the finest Surrealist works of art from four legendary collections, those of Edward James, Roland Penrose, Gabrielle Keiller and Ulla and Heiner Pietzsch.

Magritte's LaReproduction Interdite on show in Edinburgh. Picture: Scott Louden

Magritte's LaReproduction Interdite on show in Edinburgh. Picture: Scott Louden

The ways that Surrealist art has been collected display many of the idiosyncratic passions of Surrealism itself. This exhibition will examine the different impulses behind these four extraordinary collections presenting a fuller and richer picture of the Surrealist movement as a whole.

Highlights include works such as, Mae West Lips Sofa, 1938 and Lobster telephone by Dalí, Magritte’s La reproduction interdite, 1937, Leonor Fini’s Due Donne, 1939 and Dorothea Tanning’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik 1943.

• Surreal Encounters runs from June 4 to September 11. More info/tickets: https://www.nationalgalleries.org/whatson/exhibitions/surreal-encounters/