Quiz Quiz: Which Surrealist Artist Are You? Which Surrealist Artist Are You?Do you like melting clocks and fantastical creatures? Or lobsters in place of telephones?Take this quiz and find out which surrealist artist you’re most like!You are Dorothea Tanning! Dorothea Tanning was a creative force with a clear idea of what she wanted to do. She worked as a poet, a novelist, a painter and a sculptor, but she was also a stage and costume designer! Tanning hated labels more than anything. ‘Artist’s wife,’ ‘female painter’, even ‘surrealist’ were all terms she rejected. Her early paintings were fantastical, such as this one, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (which means 'a little serenade'). Two girls with hair growing down to the floor or up to the ceiling makes it seem like they are underwater!‘In looking at how many ways paint can flow onto canvas, I began to long for letting it have more freedom’ – Dorothea TanningYou are Man Ray!A Man (ha ha) of many talents, Man Ray made work in lots of different media. However, he is best known for his photography. He even named a type of photographic process after himself – ‘rayographs’.This is a picture of L’Enigme d’Isidore Ducasse. Can you see what’s beneath the blanket? It’s mysterious and even a bit scary as you can’t be sure what’s inside. (But we’ll let you in on the secret – it’s a sewing machine!) Though he wanted to be his own person, his family's work as tailors left a clear mark on his art. Mannequins, irons, sewing machines, needles, pins and fabric appear in almost every medium of his work.‘I like contradictions’ – Man RayYou are Salvador Dalí! Salvador Dalí was a controversial figure who was labelled the ‘master of surrealism’. He was expelled twice from art school and almost expelled from the surrealist group!Dalí was known for the striking and bizarre images in his work. He said, ‘I try to create … magical things, things like in a dream.’ But sometimes his public actions drew more attention than his art. For example, he once gave a lecture wearing a deep-sea diving suit!Dalí's Lobster Telephone might be the most famous example of a surrealist object. Surrealist objects place two things side-by-side to make a new meaning. What does the mix of the lobster and the telephone make you think of?Look around you: can you make your own surrealist object by putting two random objects together?'The only difference between a madman and myself is that I am not mad' – Salvador DalíYou are Leonora Carrington! Leonora Carrington was a British-born Mexican artist and novelist. She rejected the label ‘surrealist’ and refused to explain her work. As a child, Carrington had visions of ghosts and animals. A tortoise, a horse or a cat could trot through her line of vision. And her paintings are full of eccentric characters. She even wrote a short story about a talking hyena!This painting is called Transference. Can you see how the characters shift between plants, animals, humans, and everything in between?‘People under seventy and over seven are very unreliable if they are not cats' – Leonora CarringtonWhat sort of art do you like best? If you were a surrealist artist, which of these things would you say? When you’re not making art… If you weren’t a surrealist artist, what would you be? How would your best friend describe you? What will you whip up for dinner?What is your favourite animal? You might like Quiz: Which Art Monster Are You? Quiz Tate Paint Game Surrealism What Is That? Who is Salvador Dalí? Who Are They? Who is Eileen Agar? Who Are They?