2 Rene Magritte (1898-1967) Sought to question our perception of reality A painter associated with the Surrealists; first painted in Impressionist styleSurrealism was an art movement ( ) in which artists attempted to give visual representation to dreams, fantasies, and the unconscious mind. Surrealism emphasized real objects in unreal situations, surprise, contradiction, distortion of scale/perspective, and shock.
35 A Surrealist Room/Landscape You will need to carefully plan your work. You will create a large composition either in marker, colored pencil or paint.Will you have a theme or statement for your work (i.e. alienation, loneliness, advertising, religion etc.)?Decide if you will use one-point or two-point perspective. Will it be a room or landscape? Interior or exterior?Brainstorm some ideas for your work. It is normal to often create several sketches to try out your ideas.Use your sketchbook to visualize how you might want your project to look when you have completed it.
36 A Surrealist Room/Landscape Will your paper be placed portrait or landscape?Where will your horizon line be placed (low, eye-level or high)?What items will be in the room? What structures will be in your landscape? Where will they be placed?Will you change their sizes? Will you incorporate symbolism?
37 Surrealist Room/Landscape Criteria Craftsmanship. Erase stray orthogonals (perspective lines) and fill in areas of color completely and neatly.Effort. Put some thought into it!Did you use one- or two-point linear perspective correctly? Ask for help if you are having difficulty.Creativity. Come up with your own ideas! Try different compositions before deciding on a final one.