But fortunately the dowdy queen likely never had to see the work of an artist who spent a long time living in Mexico (roughly the years of World War II). You can see the influence in this piece. He then moved to California. You can read the details in the above gallery link.
I have a soft spot for the basic philosophy of Surrealism but it may be as much my interpretation of the implications rather than the intent of the original surrealists. The idea of beauty without any meaning attached should appeal to everyone.