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
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This is the 'intermediate' 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.