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Surrealism

6th Grade
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Laura Klein

on 12 November 2015

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Transcript of Surrealism

Surrealism
DO NOW
: Copy the quote in your sketchbook and answer the question below.
Surrealism:
Art that explores dreams, the unconscious mind, and the element of surprise.

Exit Card
List and give an example of at least one
characteristic
of surreal art.
Ms. Klein
Characteristics of Surrealism:
Jerry Uelsmann
WHY Surrealism in 1924?
World War I (1914-1918)
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)
"Dreams are often the most profound when they seem the most crazy."
-Sigmund Freud
"Alice in Wonderland" 1951
Adventure Time
Full name
Room
Date
Do you agree with this quote? Why or why not?
9/22/15
Other Examples of Surrealism
Hybrid Imagery
Annoying Orange
PROFOUND (adj): having deep understanding
Salvador Dalí

René Magritte

René Magritte

Impossible Proportion
Salvador Dalí

Unexpected Imagery
"The Persistence of Memory"
"Le Jeu de Morre' door"
"Personal Values"
"Living Still Life"
Prepare to Share:
Please discuss possible themes for your surreal collages with the people at your table. Write down at least 1 theme that is different than yours.
10/1/14
Think about a THEME for your collage. What are some possible themes you might want your surreal collage to be about? What kind of imagery might appear within that theme?
Do Now: Answer in your sketchbooks
Create a checklist of characteristics of Surrealism you have that are the strongest in your in-progress collages.
How are these images related to each other? What story does the interaction of these images tell?
10/6/15 Goal of the Week: How can we consider the characteristics of surrealism when collecting images for our surreal collages?
Answer in your sketchbooks: Is this painting by Rene Magritte an
indoor
scene, or an
outdoor
scene? Use the details and imagery in the painting as evidence for your answer.

10/29/15
Goal of the Week:
How can we effectively tell a story by using found images and the characteristics of Surrealism?
Do Now:
Take out your current images and lay them out your in-progress collages on the table. Take a look at your classmates collages at your table. Without the artist giving any information about their work, have a discussion about what surreal story is being told. What imagery exists that helps illustrate the story?
Do Now: Answer in your sketchbooks
How can you effectively demonstrate
foreground
,
middle

ground
, and
background
in your collage?
10/1/15
Goal of the Day: How can the consideration of characteristics of surrealism help us find images for our surreal collages?

ANSWER IN YOUR SKETCHBOOKS
: Identify the
theme
of your collage. Write down some images or a scene that might help you demonstrate this theme in your artwork.

Share your theme with the people at your table. Brainstorm and share suggestions for each other's collages.
The Therapist
1937
Rene Magritte
Belgian artist

http://www.musee-magritte-museum.be/Typo3/index.php?id=8
"free association, dream analysis, desire and the subconscious"
Spontaneous, the subconscious, and play
"More than real"
"Better than real"
PREPARE TO SHARE:
Due next class
Think about a THEME for your collage. What are some possible themes you might want your surreal collage to be about? What kind of imagery might appear within that theme?
-An object, person, or creature that is made out two different things
-Something either too big or too small to exist in real life.
-Images or objects appearing in a way that would not exist in real life.
(HYBRID, IMPOSSIBLE PROPORTION, AND UNEXPECTED IMAGERY)
Seat 1: Put folders away
Seat 2: Put magazines away
Seat 3: Throw out garbage
Seat 4/5: Look on floor for any extra garbage
10/13/15 Goal of the Day:
How can we accomplish finding at least one complete characteristic of Surrealism within our theme today?
10/30/14 Goal of the Day:
How can writing an artist statement improve the viewer’s understanding of your Surreal collage?
Discuss with the classmates a table the PtS. Do you have any creative suggestions for the artist based on their checklist?
Do Now:
Take out your collages, rubrics, and write your name on the critique form.

Discuss with your table: Why is important to participate in a class critique?
10/8/15 Goal of the Week:
How can we effectively consider the characteristics of surrealism to create a surreal collage with narrative qualities?
11/12/15 Goal of the Day:
How does participating in a class critique improve our abilities to analyze art?
REMEMBER:
Foreground + Middle-ground + Background = Space
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