Surrealistic Collage- Showed the 1/2 hour video "Get Surreal", produced by the Salvador Dali Museum in Florida. It is available for FREE to educators and is a fun, engaging, and informative production. The video discusses these characteristics of Surrealism: Dislocation (putting things where they are not usually found), Juxtaposition (putting things next to each other that don't usually belong together), Metamorphosis (changing something into something else), and Symbolism.
Argentinian graphic designer and visual artist Lucas Parbo is one of the many talented artists participating in the second edition of the ColorBA festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Titled “La Ribera”, the new mural is characteristic of Parbo’s work that influenced by various artistic expressions as comic and American Pop Surrealism, expresses something unique. His work combines figuration
Schiaparelli 1937. A striking, unusual design, this necklace by Schiaparelli is characteristic of her highly original design aesthetic. The sculptural piece, crisp in gold metal, although worn as jewelry, also looks like and functions as a collar, exemplar of Schiaparelli's Surrealist influences.
High School Lesson on Surrealism -- This lesson plan includes some interesting concepts, including the Freudian influence on the surrealist movement. A few highlights -- 4 Characteristics of Surrealism: Realistic items have been used out-of-place; Unreal scenes; Normal objects act abnormally; Fantastic creatures. Writing About Strange Dreams -- Bright Hub Education
Teun Hocks: "There’s a big backdrop that I paint or build. I stand in the middle of that. Then I take a picture of myself in black and white and enlarge it. I do it myself in the darkroom & I tone the picture sepia. And later I add oil paint. I color everything, but it’s transparent, so that you can see the picture underneath." Midlife crisis series