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Salvador Dali and the Surrealists : Their Lives and Ideas, 21 Activities - Michael Elsohn Ross

Salvador Dali and the Surrealists

Their Lives and Ideas, 21 Activities

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Published: 1st September 2003
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The bizarre and often humorous creations of René Magritte, Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, and other surrealists are showcased in this activity guide for young artists. Foremost among the surrealists, Salvador Dalí was a painter, filmmaker, designer, performance artist, and eccentric self-promoter. His famous icons, including the melting watches, double images, and everyday objects set in odd contexts, helped to define the way people view reality and encourage children to view the world in new ways. Dalí’s controversial life is explored while children trace the roots of some familiar modern images. These wild and wonderful activities include making Man Ray–inspired solar prints, filming a Dali-esque dreamscape video, writing surrealist poetry, making collages, and assembling art with found objects.

King Dal?? -- Lessons for a young artist -- Leap into the subconscious -- Dal?? and the surrealists -- Dal?? the clown prince -- Celebrity artist -- Glossary -- Resources -- Bibliography -- Museums -- Web sites -- Image credits -- Index.

ISBN: 9781613742754
ISBN-10: 1613742754
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st September 2003
Publisher: Chicago Review Press