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SurrealismAdapted by Mrs. Macdonald
by Phillip Martin
SurrealismWhat can that possibly mean?
Surrealism started in the 1920s. Paintings focus on things found in the imagination or fantasyimagination or fantasy. . You might find every day objects, but they aren’t doing every day things.Artists sometimes find inspiration for their images in their dreams.
The Son of Man by Rene Magritte
Belgian artist, Rene Magritte made a famous painting called Les Amantes (The Lovers).
He found inspiration for his work in his life.
Time Transfixed by Rene Magritte
Golconde by Rene Magritte
Other famous paintings by Rene Magritte
Spanish artist, Salvador Dali, is the name that first comes to mind for many people when they think of Surrealism.
His moustache is as famous as his art.
Even if you have never heard of Surrealism, you may have seen Dali’s work.
The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali
Celestial Elephantsby Salvador Dali
Self Portraitby Salvador
aFrida Kahlo, a Mexican painter, often painted herself in a surreal world.
aSo now you know about Surrealism. Do you think you can try to make a surrealistic painting?
1. Think about an object.2. Imagine the object doing something unusual. 3. Sketch your ideas.4. Paint your picture