Art 4 – Identity, Surrealism, and Meaningful Mixed Media

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You will be creating a work addressing meaningful content with imagery of your choice that explores your “authentic identity” and Surrealism (dream, imagination, poeticism). You will use mixed media and work on a ground. Make thumbnails and explore ideas thoroughly before you start. Review the 3 sites below as references for your media and methods. Makes some notes on your ideas and inspiration from these sites.

1/
http://www.studentartguide.com/articles/painting-media-process-technique

2/
http://www.studentartguide.com/articles/painting-on-grounds

3/
http://www.studentartguide.com/articles/inventive-mixed-media-techniques

4/

Watch both Part 1 and part 2 of the video and interview with Yinka Shonibare. Take notes on his ideas about art and the importance of each of his pieces, as he describes them.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjHAPRoBwLA&index=39&list=PLM4S2hGZDSE4645tTLQ-q0CGiR4eSFlBW

5/

Think about your own identity and look at the mind map linked below to start to explore your identity through a mind map.  You may want to search for other examples as well.

https://www.mindomo.com/mindmap/identity-bcb4f5cc214c49ee895a683c61d6c6f5

6/ Surrealism, other than its very particular definition as a movement in art history, has 3 characteristics that you can use to make your own Surrealist piece.

a. Change of context and strange juxtapositions (objects out of place,  unexpected, unrelated to others )

b. Change of scale

c. Change of physical characteristics (i.e. hard is melting, smooth is furry)

7/

Look at the work of Remedios Varo as another example of these ideas. List at least 3 important ideas about her history and context. List at least 3 visual strategies that she uses in her style.  List at least 3 works that you like more than her others.

7A
http://www.angelfire.com/hiphop/diablo4u/remedios.html

7B

http://totallyhistory.com/remedios-varo-paintings/

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