A gallery of student work from the 2009-2010 school year.
A type of artwork that includes realistic images but makes them appear strange and dream-like.
Moods: •Mysterious •Humorous •frightening
Cool or Neutral Colors –Blue, green, violet –Black, Brown, White, Grey
Unrealistic placement of objects
Use of Symbols (images that represent an idea)
Long Term Project #1: Surrealism:
Definition: A style of art developed in the 1920’s that combines realistic images with dream-like ideas.
Note: Surrealism is NOT the same as Fantasy, so dragons, fairies and imaginary creatures or outer space should not be part of your images.
Resources: Read Portfolios Textbook Pages 162-165 and watch Slide Show of Surrealism Samples.
Acceptable Media: Drawings in pencil or colored pencil; magazine collage; digital collage using Adobe Photoshop; Paint (Tempera or Acrylic) and Found Object Sculpture.
- MUST fit the definition of Surrealism and have a story/ meaning behind the art.
- MUST use 2 or more techniques of surrealism (example: cool and neutral colors; out of proportion; unrealistic placement of objects; nighttime scenes.)
- MUST complete a rough draft and have it approved before moving on to final draft.
- Final Draft must represent at least 4 hours of dedicated work time.
- Final Draft must have a written reflection/artist’s statement attached.
- Must have a title that adds to the understanding of the artwork.