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1 A Surreal Look at Salvador Dali “The difference between me and the Surrealists is that I am a Surrealist.”Salvador Dali
2 A Surreal Look at Salvador Dali During this lesson, we are going talk about a movement called Surrealism and one of the most well-known artists of that time; Salvador Dali.
3 A Surreal Look at Salvador Dali We will study both topics and then analyze some of Dali’s work to see how he uses Surrealism in each of his paintings.We will study the iconography and what it represents to find the meaning behind each piece.Once we are finished, you will all take a short quiz and have the opportunity to paint your own surrealist painting.
4 Salvador Dali (1904-1989) Born in Figueres, Spain. Attended the San Fernando Academy of Fine Arts in Madrid.Although Dali was influenced by many different styles of art, he was most famous for his surreal-style paintings.His painting “The Persistence of Memory”, is one of his most famous pieces.
5 Salvador DaliDeliberately created paintings that seem irrational and complex.Often featured himself as a hidden figure in his work.He was part of the first Surrealist exhibit in the USA in 1932.He wrote a screenplay called Babaouo.That same year, the “Zodiaque” group was established, and began regularly buying Dali’s work.
6 Salvador Dali ( )Joined the surrealist movement while Andre Breton was the leader.That same year, he met Gala Eluard.She was already married to Paul Eluard, but became Dali’s lover and later, his wife.Dali was expelled from the Surrealist movement in 1934 for being politically neutral.
7 SurrealismSurrealism is a style of art and literature stressing the subconscious or non-rational significance of imagery arrived at by automatism or the exploitation of chance effects, unexpected juxtapositions, etc.
8 SurrealismMovement took place during the 20th century as an avant-garde (new and unusual or experimental) movement and sought to release the creative potential of the subconscious mind.Based on the idea of positive expression and the true function of thought.
9 Surrealism Began in Europe. Expanded throughout and was centered in Paris.Attracted members of theDada community.Featured iconography influencedby dream-like images or images that have no logic or meaning.
10 Surrealism Founded by Andre Breton, who was leader until Dali Took his place.Breton wrote his “FirstManifesto of Surrealism”,which was published in1924.In the manifesto, Breton explains that Surrealism can be applied to real life circumstances and is not limited to a style of literature and art.
11 Look at when the painting was done. Let’s review some of Dali’s work and discuss the possible meaning or message that he was trying to convey.Look at when the painting was done.What was happening during the time period?Look at the iconography he uses.What does it represent?How is it relevant?What’s the story behind it?Think outside the box! There are no wrong answers!
12 The Enigma of Desire – My Mother, My Mother, My Mother (1929)
17 Image References All images of Salvador Dali: All images of Paintings: All images of Paintings:Image of Andre Breton:
18 ApplicationYou’ve learned about the Surrealist movement and how Surrealism influenced Dali’s work.You understand the definition of Surrealism and the illogical and dream-like iconography used within this style.Now you will take a quiz and then have the opportunity to create your own surrealist style painting.After everyone has completed their piece, we will look at each them as a class and discuss the possible meaning and interpretation of each student’s work.
19 ApplicationYou may use you any color scheme and imagery that you like.Remember to use dream-like or illogical images.Don’t be afraid to experiment with different ideas.Be creative!You will be graded according to:Your creativity.Your technique.Usage of imagery.How well you can convey your understanding of Surrealism.
20 Evaluation Question 1:Which piece is considered to be one of Dali’s most famous paintings?“The Invisible Man”“The Persistence of Memory”“The Enigma of Desire: My Mother, My Mother, My Mother”“The Elephants”
21 Incorrect!“The Persistence of Memory” is considered to be Dali’s most famous piece.
22 Evaluation Question 2:When was Dali expelled from the Surrealist movement?1934192919561924
23 Salvador Dali was expelled from the Surrealist movement in 1934. Incorrect!Salvador Dali was expelled from the Surrealist movement in 1934.
24 Evaluation Question 3: Who was the founder of Surrealism? Salvador DaliMan RayRene MagritteAndre BretonGeorgio De Chirico
25 Andre Breton was the founder of Surrealism. Incorrect!Andre Breton was the founder of Surrealism.
26 Evaluation Question 4:What kind of iconography would be used in a surreal style work of art?Dream like imagesReal life imagesImages with no real logic or reasonPretty imagesBoth a and c are correct
27 Incorrect!Dream-like images AND images with no real logic or meaning would be used as iconography in a surreal style work of art.
28 Evaluation Question 5:Salvador Dali was expelled from the Surrealist movement because…The Surrealists didn’t agree with his religious views.He wasn’t expelled, he willingly left.Another Surrealist wanted to take his place as leader.He was politically neutral.
29 Incorrect!Salvador Dali was expelled from the Surrealist movement for being politically neutral.
30 Evaluation Question 6:The book that Andre Breton wrote about Surrealism was called,BabaouoThe Yellow ManifestoThe First Manifesto of SurrealismThe Mystical Manifesto
31 Andre Breton wrote “The First Manifesto of Surrealism”. Incorrect!Andre Breton wrote “The First Manifesto of Surrealism”.
32 Evaluation Question 7:Dali’s painting, “The Temptation of Saint Anthony”, was completed in:1926194619441938
33 “The Temptation of Saint Anthony” was completed in 1946. Incorrect!“The Temptation of Saint Anthony” was completed in