Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the Surrealism art movement, Foreground, Middle ground and Background through the creation of a surreal collage showing a sense of depth and an image that could not exist in real life.
Remedios Varo 1908-1963
Mexican Painter and Sculptor
Movements and Styles: Surrealism, Modern Sculpture, Proto-Feminist Artists
"On second thought, I think I am more crazy than my goat." -Remedios Varo
The visionary lone painter, Remedios Varo, typically portrays herself sitting at a desk engaged in magical work, embarking on a journey to unlock true meaning, or dissolving completely into the environment that surrounds her. As a well-studied alchemist, seeker, and naturalist, however dreamlike her imagery may appear, it is in fact reality observed more clearly; Varo painted deep, intuitive, and multi-sensory pictures in hope to inspire learning and promote better individual balance in an interconnected universe. Interestingly, and understandably, it was not until the last 13 years of the artist's life, having fled war-torn Europe, found home in Mexico (amongst a community of other displaced Surrealists) and finally become free of ongoing financial constraints that she was able to paint prolifically. Every work completed by Varo demonstrates profound technical skill and an extraordinary insight into human nature.