|Surrealism imparted a new impetus to the Fantastic;
indeed, most surrealists start from a fantastic premise in which dreams
and waking, the conscious and the subconscious, nature and the supernatural
are not distinct but rather continuous states or categories. Of the many
surrealists, Dali, with his taste for provocation, and his realistic style
in the depiction of strange and pointedly bizarre visions, seems to capture
an essential feature of the fusion of surrealism and the Fantastic.