Turning to Art: Surrealism Under Quarantine

The False Mirror, 1928 by René Magritte

In these trying times, looking to art and history gives me a temporary feeling of solace. It not only lets me search the ideas of the past that have enabled humanity to survive this long, but it also provides me a kind of shelter in this storm the way that fiction always has. At this point, I turn to Surrealism, the idea of our unconscious states taking over — the dreamlike hallucinations and encounters produced…