Surreal Babies
March 17, 2011 11:34 AM   Subscribe

Babylon: Surreal Babies "Babies hatch from eggs, bubble from cauldrons, are fished from rivers, emerge in the cabbage patch, sit atop clouds, and ride in zeppelins. They play instruments, drive automobiles, fly in balloons, harvest the fields; an anarchistic world of baby heaven. The postcards were a source of inspiration to many artists in the 1920s and '30s, in particular to both the Dadaists and the Surrealists. They were collected by Paul Éluard, André Breton, Salvador Dalí, Hannah Höch, Herbert Bayer, and Man Ray. The popular images excited inspiration in these artists because of their boundless inventiveness."
posted by puny human (10 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
click images to embiggen in first link.
posted by puny human at 11:37 AM on March 17, 2011

The seeds of 4chan were there generations before the internet existed.
posted by Xoebe at 11:42 AM on March 17, 2011

Much more fun than that Anne Geddes stuff.
posted by emhutchinson at 11:43 AM on March 17, 2011

Man I don't care if you're secretly the author of the book in the third link and your participation on the site's all been a carefully orchestrated ruse leading to this point because this is AWESOME
posted by jtron at 12:04 PM on March 17, 2011

Wait, what's the word for when the poster's name matches the subject?
posted by victors at 12:57 PM on March 17, 2011

Anne Geddes actually gets pretty weird sometimes. Not quite as picturesquely as the linked postcards, granted, but there's definitely a kinship there (especially in her earlier work).
posted by bubukaba at 1:04 PM on March 17, 2011

Oh god, they've made my dreams come true. Are they doing the same for you?
posted by Metroid Baby at 1:23 PM on March 17, 2011 [1 favorite]

victors eponysterical?
posted by dolface at 2:26 PM on March 17, 2011

Anne Geddes Starting to Lose It
posted by FatherDagon at 2:41 PM on March 17, 2011

Yes! Right?
posted by victors at 9:41 AM on March 18, 2011

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