André Masson was a French artist who lived from January 4, 1896 to October 28, 1987. He started with cubism then moved to surrealism. It was this stage of his career that he employed automatic drawing. A practice in which he let his pen randomly move across his paper without having a conceived notion of an image he wanted to create. Once he felt he was done Masson would occasionally make revisions or additions to his work. We can not say that his work is completely random because his pen is not evenly distributed along the canvas which would make it random, but it is very distributed at least to the eye. The randomness is all based on how he subconsciously moved his hand to draw. I enjoy Masson’s work because it allows for the viewer to prescribe his or her own image within the abstract, which Masson lays the foundation of.