THE ART OF THE UNUSUAL AND DREAM LIKE
Surrealism began in the 1920s. This was after WW1, where everyone was devastated. It was all about experimenting with imagination and people needed a break from reality. Surrealists were inspired by a famous psychologist called Sigmund Freud. (A psychologist studies behavior and how people think). He thought and wrote about the mind, memories and human instincts. He was also interested in people's dreams and their subconscious thoughts. Subconscious thoughts are thoughts that we don't even know we're having!
Ways to create surrealism:
Morph/transform - make something slowly turn into something else
Distort- stretch or shrink parts of an object to make it strange and unusual
Eliminate - take part of an object away
Juxtapose - put two things together or near each other than are complete opposites
Below you can find the power point and worksheet that teaches you all about Clay!
8th grade - North Carolina Face Jugs
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8.CX.1.1 - Understand the role of visual arts in North Carolina and the United States in relation to history and geography.
8.CX.1.2 - Analyze art from various historical periods in terms of style, subject matter, and movements.
8.CX.1.3 - Analyze the effect of geographic location ad physical environment on the media and subject matter of art from NC and the United States.
7th Grade - Cubist Masks
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7.CX.1.3: Analyze the effect of geographic location and physical environment on the media and subject matter of African, Asian, and Australian Art.
7.CX.1.2: Analyze art from various historical periods in terms of style, subject matter, and movements.
7.CX.1.1: Understand the visual arts in relationship to the geography, history, and culture of modern societies from the emergence of the First Global Age to the present.
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This is the 'advanced' class in our Visual Arts program. Students will engage in deep study of the elements and principles of art. Two and three- dimensional techniques will be taught using a variety of materials. Students will explore various cultures, art history, and learn to think and write critically about master work as well as their own.