Philippe Halsman: Dali Atomicus, 1948 Before modern, computerized techniques in image manipulation, Philippe Halsman shot this photograph of Salvador Dali suspended in mid-air. While today this image could easily be replicated in Photoshop, it wasn’t.
Surrealism surged during the and art copied dreams. Fantasy and imagination were paramount, and drugs were often involved. Here is a Dali piece; Dali and Schiaparelli were friends who played off each other's ideas. “The Horseman of Death”, Salvador Dalí.