Surrealism isn’t a thing of the future — it has always been present in the past. That’s why Paco Pomet‘s paintings (spotted via Visual News) are so glorious. Combining classic imagery from early photographic works with the otherworldly sensibilities of the early-20th-century Surrealist movement, Pomet’s work plays with the viewer’s brain as much as it does the eye. It’s a blend of historical context and visual trickery, with hilarious results. View a collection of the artist’s paintings after the jump.