pencil.Write down and answer:In your own words, whatdoes the word surrealismmean?What is the strangestdream that you canremember?
SurrealismDefinition: A movement in art and literature that flourished in theearly twentieth century. Surrealism aimed at expressingimaginative dreams and visions free from conscious rationalcontrol.http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/surrealismSurrealists painted realistic, almost photographic, images butcombined objects that didn’t belong together. Surrealistpaintings can be funny or mysterious and frightening.
SurrealismArtists: Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte M.C. Esher
Salvador DaliLeader of the Surrealist Movement.His painting, The “Persistance of Memory”, stillone of the best-known surrealist works.1940 Dali flees to America to live for the nexteight years, working with figures like Hitchcockand Walt Disney.
Belgian Rene Magrittepainter, draughtsman, printmaker, sculptor, photographer and film maker. He was one of the majorfigures of Surrealism and perhaps the greatestBelgian artist of the 20th century.
M.C. Escher Working in lithograph, wood engraving, and woodcut, he portrayed with great technical genius impossible spaces and unexpected metamorphoses of one object into another. His images were of equal interest to mathematicians, cognitive psychologists, and the general public, and they were widely reproduced throughout the 20th century.
Project Assignment:Create a surrealist cityscape.