AP STUDIO ART-Breadth Assignment #11

Questions to ask yourself:

Why do artists follow or break from established traditions?

How do created images cultivate appreciation and understanding?

How do images influence our views of each other and the world?

How does making art attune people to their surroundings?

Rene Francois Magritte

Rene Francois Magritte

Rene Francois Magritte

Rene Francois Magritte

Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

Max Ernst

Max Ernst

Oleg Shuplyak

Various paintings by Vladimir Kush

Rafal Olbinski

More ideas!

Surreal Art


GOAL: Create a piece of art exemplifying the tenets of Surrealism


PROCEDURE:

1. View all of the information on the Surreal webpage.

2. Watch the video about Rene Magritte.  

3. Make a list of 10 ideas that come to mind of how YOU want to create your own Surrealistic piece of art.  Your art must include the following:

          a. One object/subject that is drawn from life

          b. One object/subject/area that is drawn from your imagination

          c. Accurate use of perspective (linear and/or atmospheric).  

          d. Wide range of values with lighting and/or color.

          e. Well-balanced compositional design.

4. From your list choose one idea and create a minimum of 10-20 thumbnails of how you might create your image.

5. Size between 8x10 to 9x12 inches with a 1/2" border.  You have one week to complete this assignment and it counts as the mid-term exam grade for the course.


FINAL DRAWING REQUIREMENTS:

1. Size: between 8x10 to 9x12 inches with a 1/2" border

2. Medium: your choice

3. Must include the following:

          a. One object/subject that is drawn from life

          b. One object/subject/area that is drawn from your imagination

          c. Accurate use of perspective (linear and/or atmospheric).  

          d. Wide range of values with lighting and/or color.

          e. Well-balanced compositional design.


Work to be handed-in:

1. Word document: List of 10 ideas.

2. 10-20 thumbnails

3. Final art for Surreal, size between 8x10 and 9x12 with a 1/2" border

Click here to download a paper copy of the lesson.