This book brings together a colorful mixture of various works focusing on themes of the fantastic and surreal, starting with B?cklin's ""Toteninsel"" and including Dorothea Tanning, Max Ernst, Hans Bellmer's dolls, the Australian painter Sidney Nolan, Giger's monsters, Cattelan's pope, and the Chapman brothers? hybrids, as well as surreal painting from Magritte and Delvaux, the mystical and sensual work of Gustav Klimt, and Frida Kahlo's dreamlike self-portraits. Artists featured: Balthus, Hans Bellmer, Arnold B?cklin, Fernando Botero, Maurizio Cattelan, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Salvador Dal?, Paul Delvaux, Peter Doig, Alfred Kubin, James Ensor, Max Ernst, Ernst Fuchs, Frida Kahlo, Gustav Klimt, Joan Mir?, Sidney Nolan, Odilon Redon, Dorothea Tanning, Franz von Stuck, Andrew Wyeth.
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