Monday, November 18, 2013

Surreal self portraits

Giuseppe Arcimboldo was an Italian renaissance painter known for his surreal portraits of nobility. His portraits are constructed entirely out of common objects--fruits, vegetables, animals or books. 5th graders studied his artwork along with the work of surrealist painters Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte. We traced our silhouetted profiles onto poster board and cut them out. Using a collage technique, we collected images from magazines and encyclopedias to create proportional but totally surreal self portraits.