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SKETCHBOOK HW- SURREAL HAND STUDY
Project Goal Create a drawing composition of a realistic hand rendered in grayscale with drawing pencils. There must be a creative or surreal component to the artwork. Your composition must include as much of one hand as possible.
What is Surrealism? It is a 20th-century avant-garde movement in art and literature that features the element of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions, and non sequitur (subject matter defies logic). Artists create scenarios that aren’t realistic, or are exaggerated in some way
Famous Surrealists Hieronymus Bosch 15 th century Dutch painter Known as the “Pre-Surrealism Surrealist,” 400 years before the movement started! Used fantastic imagery to illustrate moral and religious concepts and narratives The Garden of Earthly Delights, c.1500
Famous Surrealists Hieronymus Bosch The vivid imagery and bizarre creatures in this paintings brought about theories of heresy or witchcraft. Current evidence indicates that he used abstract symbolism to depict the temptation of evils of man rather than the occult. Close-up Detail of The Garden of Earthly Delights, c.1500
Famous Surrealists Salvador Dali 20 th century Spanish painter Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. Persistence of Memory, 1931
Famous Surrealists Salvador Dali The Face of War, 1940-41 Sleep, 1937
Famous Surrealists Rene Magritte 20 th century Belgian painter He often switched his foreground and background, and sometimes included sentences under objects he painted that say they are something else Example: “This is not a pipe” in the painting to the right The Treachery of Images (Ceci n'est pas une pipe), 1929
Famous Surrealists Rene Magritte The Cicerone, 1947 The Therapist, 1937
Rene Magritte Inspired a modern-day Volkswagon ad Famous Surrealists
Vladimir Kush Late 20 th century Russian painter and sculptor Influenced by Salvador Dalí and Hieronymus Bosch Kush himself refers to his surrealist style as "metaphorical realism“ Ex. “African Sonata” symbolizes the trumpeting of elephants African Sonata
Famous Surrealists Vladimir Kush Sunrise by the Ocean Departure of the Winged Ship
Project Requirements Come up with a surreal or creative concept Sketch the subject matter Render the subject matter Add detail / visual texture Clean up the background
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