The origins of surrealism are not limited to when but where and the answer lies within,
The unconscious is the wellspring of the imagination. So said Sigmund Freud, but so too William Shakespeare: "We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep." Prospero to his daughter, The Tempest.
If you enjoy that thought, you will enjoy these fanciful pictures from Propac Images by the artist Duh Hunyh.