Welcome: Surrealism Handscape
Description: Using pencils you will come up with a creative idea for a composition after look at the Art of Salvador Dali and other famous Surrealist artists. Use the tools you have learned about the rule of thirds, Golden Mean and Fibonacci Spiral.
Grade Level: 9-12
Curriculum: Art / Music
Keywords: Art, Dali, Composition, Surrealism
Author(s): Mrs. Bruder-werner
The Surrealist Movement
Description: Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for its visual artworks and writings. The aim was to "resolve the previously contradictory conditions of dream and reality." Artists painted unnerving, illogical scenes with photographic precision, created strange creatures from everyday objects and developed painting techniques that allowed the unconscious to express itself.