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.
Must show Foreground, Middle Ground, Background
Must be surreal
Optional: Add acrylic paint
Next Project: painting of zoomed in part of collage
Dorothea Tanning (1910-2012)
American painter, printmaker, sculptor, writer, and poet. Her early work was influenced by Surrealism.
“Keep your eye on your inner world and keep away from ads and idiots and movie stars, except when you need amusement,” Tanning told Salon in 2002. The self-taught surrealist, who passed away in 2012 at 101 years old, enchanted the public with her meticulously detailed canvases depicting richly colored worlds of the imagination.
“When I saw the surrealist show at MoMA in 1936, I was impressed by its daring in addressing the tangles of the subconscious — trawling the psyche to find its secrets, to glorify its deviance,” she continued. “I felt the urge to jump into the same lake — where, by the way, I had already waded before I met any of them. Anyway, jump I did. They were a terribly attractive bunch of people. They loved New York, loved repartee, loved games.”