Dates: 1924 - 1966Notable Artists: Salvador Dali, Max Ernst, ReneMagritteCharacteristics:• element of surprise and unexpected juxtapositions• expose psychological truth by stripping ordinaryobjects of their normal significance
created compellingimages that werebeyond ordinaryformal organization“The Elephant Celebes”, Max Ernst, 1921
“Indefinite Divisibility”, Yves Tanguy, 1942a combination of thedepictive, the abstract,and the psychological
images were dream-likeand unexpected“Edward James”, Rene Magritte, 1937
“Swans Reflecting Elephants”, Salvador Dali, 1937
Objective:• to study art history• take influence from art history & show it inyour work• study and analyze Surrealism paying attentionto style, themes, subject matter, concepts, etc.• take your simple photographs to a new andexciting level
Sketchbook:Research Surrealism and complete the following:Dates Surrealism began/was predominant and ended.Area of the world Surrealism took place and was founded.What was happening in history that influenced Surrealism?What was the philosophy of the artists? Why did they make artin this style?List 3 FAMOUS artists from this art movement.What materials and mediums were used?What about Surrealism do you find appealing? What do youdislike?4-6 images of work, from the artists listed above, that you likeand could influence your own work. Find images on the Internet,print them and put them in sketchbook. Each image shouldinclude: the title, the artist’s name, and the year it was created.
Sketchbook:Brainstorm ideas and direction for your photo piece inyour sketchbook. Consider subject matter, concepts,style, composition, and themes. Generate a list of ideas and photos you couldtake to meet this assignment criteria. You should have at least 3 ideas in yoursketchbook. These should be specific &detailed. Half of your sketchbook grade is your planningand brainstorming to develop your idea.
What You’ll Do:Shoot new pictures, a minimum of 40, specifically forthis assignment.You may use images from previous assignments, butyou should still shoot and use new images.Create your own final Surrealist piece using yourphotos and Photoshop.
Due Dates:Sketchbooks: 50 pointsResearch on Surrealism, example artworks, your ownspecific and detailed ideasThursday, May 16thContact Sheet (no 2 best): 40 pointsMonday, May 20thFinal Surrealism Photo: 100 pointsTuesday, May 28th