Stunning CG Surrealism: From Origin to Modernity


Art itself doesn’t know any boundaries and restrictions. It expresses emotions and renders the authors’ feelings in any possible way. Surrealism encompasses unbridled ideas and creativity. Being a powerful trend of art it goes directly to emotions and has a great impact on people. Surrealism implies passion and intensity in all the works created in this style.
The first surrealistic works were painted on canvas. Most of them are really encompassed and even today draw everybody’s attention. The traditional surrealistic art has become a background for modern CG surrealistic paintings. Contemporary CG artists draw their inspiration from the mature surrealists of the past.
For today we speak about a number of well-known surrealistic painters and among them we can mention Jacek Yerka. His surrealistic works are done is a traditional technique – crayon drawings, pastel works. His output is so successful and bright that his tradition is taken up and continued by contemporary CG painters. His popularity is generally accepted and even great CG sites, such as CGSociety.com, hold competitions like “Surreal: In The Style of Jacek Yerka”. The main idea of this contest is to create CG paintings in the style of this mature artist.
As it usually happens, to understand the whole idea and the intentions of our modern surrealists we should have a look at their predecessors. So, we present you a great collection of surreal paintings that contains the traditional works of Jacek Yerka and brilliant surrealistic digital graphics.

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Title: Dont Slam The Door
Author: Jacek Yerka
Portfolio here

Don’t slam the door if you don’t want to be left without a roof over your head. The author’s lambent humour gracefully complements the whole idea of this surrealistic picture.

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Title: Brontosaurus Civitas
Author: Jacek Yerka
Portfolio here

A wonderful world lays before us in splendor and beauty when we look at surrealistic images. This world is full of fanciful creatures created by spaceless imagination of its author.


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Title: The Piano
Author: Jacek Yerka
Portfolio here

When the tips of your fingers touch gently the key board of a piano the effect can be unpredictable. Instead of strong chords or charming music the instrument can produce the things of another nature. In this case the music has taken the shape of a thick vegetation and now a splendid panorama has discovered oneself before us.

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Title: The Sargass Sea Bishop
Author: Jacek Yerka”
Portfolio here

In surrealistic paintings all things are mixed into one entity. Actually, the whole surrealistic canvas is a kind of integral whole where each detail is indispensable. You can neither eject something nor bring in without interfering in its inseparable essence.

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Title: Private Wave
Author: Jacek Yerka
Portfolio here

Sarcastic in its tone this surrealistic image covers a schtick problem of our modern society. For today the question of privacy and private space is in the focus of everybody’s attention. The author has highlighted it in his work and rendered in such a refined manner.

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Title: Bitter Sweet
Author: renall
Portfolio here

This great number of fruits speaks for the rich harvest. Luscious apples associate with the harsh poison of the flesh, that’s the author’s point of view. He pictures the beautiful female figure surrounded by plenty of ripe mellow fruits.

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Title: Frog Power
Author: elchristopo
Portfolio here

Speaking about surrealism I just want to mention that there is no need to understand precisely each painting created in this style. You just have to feel it, to take the whole idea easily and to take the message subconsciously. Try to follow this advice in the context of this image.

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Title: Hidden City
Author: CHENGCHAN
Portfolio here

Things don’t look like real one when we observe them from the surrealistic perspective. Through the prism of surrealism the world takes bright colors and becomes so alluring.

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Title: Lost in a Good Book
Author: PerryE”
Portfolio here

The exciting book is a good idea for absorbing pastime. When you are taken away with some great fantastic story you can spend the whole day floating in your dreams that take their origin from this fascinating story.

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Title: Quiet Balance
Author: GerR
Portfolio here

We are all looking for harmony and some balance in the world around us. It takes us too much efforts and time to achieve it. Sometimes even the lifetime is not enough to gain this goal. The absolute quite balance exists only in imaginary surrealistic world like this one.

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Title: Summer
Author: Rivenis
Portfolio here

Summer comes and paints everything around in the vast variety of colorful dyes. The sun emerges on the horizon and brings us its dazzling shine, the wind plays gently with hair and you feel slight hints of elation in the air.

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Title: The Sea House
Author: BaronImpossible
Portfolio here

If you soak oneself in the world of surrealism, you will be amused to see all the variety of interpretations of our reality. Any restrictions, any limits for the free flight of imagination.

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Title: Tired Towntree
Author: LefTerris
Portfolio here

Faded colors of this image bring some pessimistic notes to its whole tone. Looking at it you can dream about some splendid worlds that are hidden somewhere near you and to reach them you have only to close your eyes.

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Title: Walk to The Destination
Author: sugeshsa
Portfolio here

This 3D image depicts three parallel realities that exist in one stream of time. This elegantly crafted
surrealistic image is done in the best traditions of this trend of art.

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  • YouLee

    Interesting topic here! Traditional surrealistic art as a background for modern CG surrealistic paintings. Thanks for qualitative article.

  • fernanda

    awsome drawings, i love fantasy and surrealism!
    this is amazing. i also paint and this absolutely inspired me!

  • http://www.artsellart.com Fantasy Art Drawings

    I really enjoy reading Stunning CG Surrealism: From Origin to Modernity | Templates.com . It’s very interesting. Hope you will post something like this again.

  • Jodisamma96

    i like the wave one, and the dino one.

  • Karimah

    I like them all especially “Walk to the Destination”

  • Volaituibua

    i like the wave