A brief guide to Egyptian Surrealism


In 1938, a group of 37 artists, writers and thinkers in Cairo signed a manifesto titled ‘Long Live Degenerate Art’. This marked the start of the group known as ‘Art and Liberty’, and the birth of a distinctly Egyptian style of Surrealism. Get to know some of the key Egyptian Surrealists in this short animated film, including Mayo, Amy Nimr, Ramses Younan, and their connection to an international network of Surrealists in the first half of the twentieth century.

Cite this page as: Tate, "A brief guide to Egyptian Surrealism," in Smarthistory, November 7, 2022, accessed December 1, 2022, https://smarthistory.org/a-brief-guide-to-egyptian-surrealism/.