We had a lot of fun this year while going through the Drawing on History Art Curriculum. We studied Surrealism and created our own surrealistic collage. The students did a fantastic job understanding Salvador Dalí and putting his ideas into their collages.
André Brenton in 1924, the so-called “Pope” of Surrealism states, Surrealism was the “. . . pure psychic automation by which one intends to express verbally, in writing or by other method, the real functioning of the mind . . . Surrealism is based on the belief . . . in the omnipotence of dreams, in the undirected play of thought.” Surrealism was essentially a revolt against the intellectual concerns of Cubism and other previous art movements.