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• Henry Moore (1898-1986)
English sculptor whose weird surrealist metamorphoses were strongly influenced by Tanguy and Picasso.
• Alberto Giacometti (1901-66)
Swiss sculptor and early surrealist artist, known for works like Woman With Her Throat Cut (1932), a bronze construction of a dismembered female corpse, and The Invisible Object (Hands Holding the Void) (1934).
• Salvador Dali (1904-89)
Who in addition to his unique paintings also produced iconic sculptures like Mae West Lips Sofa (1937, Private Collection) and Lobster Telephone (1936, Tate Collection).
• Yolande Fievre (1907-83)
French artist who gave up traditional art for automatic painting and drawing, after meeting Andre Breton. Influenced also by Bernard Requichot, her best work - small-scale box constructions made out of wood, clay and stones, and populated by tiny figures - was completed during the 1950s and 1960s.
• FE McWilliam (1909-92)
Northern Ireland's greatest ever sculptor, whose surrealist works include Eyes, Nose and Cheek (1939, Tate Collection, London) and Legs Static (c.1960, Banbridge, Co Down).
• Meret Oppenheim (1913-85)
German-Swiss artist, a surrealist with Dada tendencies, responsible for the iconic Object (Furry Breakfast) (1936, MoMA New York).
• Claes Oldenburg (b.1929)
Swedish-born sculptor and Pop-artist, famous for his huge surreal sculptures of everyday objects, including: a giant lipstick, cigarette, and hamburger.
Cone mosaic, 3300–3100 b.c.; Late Uruk period
Excavated at the "Columned Hall," Uruk, Mesopotamia
Clay, mud plaster
This mosaic is formed by small clay cones which, pointed end first, have been pressed tightly together into a wall coated with a thick layer of wet plaster. The flat ends of the cones are painted black, red, and white. Such mosaics originated in southern Mesopotamia and were used to decorate monumental mud-brick cult and palace architecture during the second half of the fourth millennium B.C. READ MORE