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Welcome to Art Essentials!

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Art Essentials gallery
some of the best artworks on deviantART

Gallery Folders

MESSENGER by Ensomniac

Mature Content

The Torments Of My Inspiration by gyurka
Disasters of War 54 by gottfriedhelnwein
Portrait 1 by SabinaNore
Defying the Gods by leoplaw
Pairs of Pears by leoplaw
An Apple a Day... by leoplaw
Moonlight Sonata by leoplaw
Johnny by JujuBrew
Atomic Bomb ! by JujuBrew
Camille by thomasbossert
. . . Voiceless . . . by ChIandra4U
Spore by Alkiira27
Winter Dawn by Esspegi
1 by TessKaneArt
Ancient cosmic being by barbelith2000ad
Dada by JujuBrew
. . . The Pain of Silence . . . by ChIandra4U
Self Portait (2017) by SocratePazzo

They said...

:ladybug: "The mind which plunges into Surrealism, relives with burning excitement the best part of childhood."
~André Breton

:fish: Surrealism is not a school of poetry but a movement of liberation ... A way of rediscovering the language of innocence, a renewal of the primordial pact, poetry is the basic text, the foundation of the human order. Surrealism is revolutionary because it is a return to the beginning of all beginnings.
~OCTAVIO PAZ, Alternating Current

Recent Journal Entries


It's been a while since the last Surreal Dozen.... Are you ready for this?

The Surreal Dozen is an inspirational periodical that appears at totally random intervals, but at all times featuring 12 artworks from the Art Essentials gallery.
This time showcasing the artworks of leoplaw, FooFootheSnoo, Ensomniac, barbelith2000ad, ArtOfTheMystic, Ascending-Storm, straychi1d, eliquinn, DavidMylesBrumagin, FrodoK, DeletedAccount2020, and KalaNemi

If you enjoy the Surreal Dozen, please :+favlove: the article so it reaches more deviants.

:heart: REMEMBER: If you like the artworks, don't forget to let the artists know! :floating:
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ChIandra4U Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2019   General Artist
I am leaving the group.
If it becomes back active,
note me and I gladly return.
ChIandra4U Featured By Owner May 21, 2018   General Artist
My submission did expire.
Is this group non active 
i did submit in correct folder
Ensomniac Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
It's possible it was in the wrong folder, try again. No guarantees though, not all submissions get in. :)
ChIandra4U Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018   General Artist
My submission did expire.
Is there a problem ?
Is this group still active or not ?
Ensomniac Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Still active as far as I know. But not every submission is accepted. It is possible it was submitted to the wrong folder. 
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