All students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of juxtaposition and exaggeration while creating a drawing combining multiple subjects in an invented space.
Juxtaposition: an act or instance of placing close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast.
Exaggeration: The act of doing or representing in an excessive manner.
Surrealism: the principles, ideals, or practice of producing fantastic or incongruous imagery or effects in art, literature, film, or theater by means of unnatural or irrational juxtapositions and combinations.
Project Due Monday!
Next Unit: figure drawing
"Craig LaRotonda’s richly layered paintings are provocative; his signature iconic style is reminiscent of Renaissance and Byzantine art while remaining boldly contemporary. His work possesses a dark narrative and grotesque elegance. These distorted creatures are captured in a timeless space — surviving the brutality and beauty of existence. Craig’s ability to make deformities and oddities become aesthetically magnificent is what makes his art so unique.