Presentation on theme: "Surrealism 13. How do you show what is going on inside your head?"— Presentation transcript:
Surrealism 13. How do you show what is going on inside your head?
Max Halberstadt, Sigmund Freud, 1922. Freud (1856-1939) began Psychoanalysis in the early days of Psychology.
Salvador Dalí, The Persistence of Memory, 1931. Oil on canvas, 24 x 33 cm, Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York.
Salvador Dalí The Persistence of Memory 1931 What is this artwork about? 1)What do you see? 2)How is it shown to you? 3)What is the meaning of… a)…the floppy watches? b)…the ants on the watch? c)…the thing in the middle? d)…the dead tree? 4)What was Dali trying to communicate? 5)Did he do a good job?
Frida Kahlo, The Two Fridas, 1939 Oil on canvas, 67” x 67”, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City
Frida Kahlo The Two Fridas 1939 What is this artwork about? Some important facts: Frida Kahlo thought of herself as bi- cultural: Spanish-Mexican and native Mexican. On the right side of the picture she is holding a small portrait of her husband, the mural painter Diego Rivera. 1)What do you see? 2)How is it shown to you? 3)What parts are meaningful? 4)What do you think the artist was trying to communicate? 5)Does it communicate well? (Is it good?)
Salvador Dalí The Persistence of Memory 1931 Frida Kahlo The Two Fridas 1939
Phillipe Halsman, Portrait of Salvador Dalí, 1954. Salvador Dali carefully nurtured an image of himself as an outsider.