Friday, January 18, 2013

5th Grade Surreal Collage

5th graders studeied surrealism. We learned the surrealism combines real, common, everyday things in very unusual ways. We looked surreal artists Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte and Giuseppe Arcimboldo. Arcimboldo was a Renaissance artist who became famous for painting portraits of people but using fruit, or vegetables for all of their facial features. We traced our silhouettes onto cardstock, cut them out and then used a collage technique to complete our self-portraits.  Upon completion, students used these art projects in Spanish class to write artist statments in Spanish, discussing their choice of imagery. 

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