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This Workout has actually a creative and an analytical component. Here we go:
1) Find at the very least two illustrations of Surrealist images or artistic art (paintings, photos, sculptures, etc.) or video clips online and include all of them below (don't forget to register to get at the Dashboard/editing system with this page). Always give us the artist’s brands and titles, please. Your examples could be either founded Surrealist musicians and artists’ work, e.g. by Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, Joan Miro, guy Ray, Meret Oppenheim, Alberto Giacometti, Max Ernst, Frida Kahlo, Maya Deren, etc., or work by less popular artists which has had some Surrealist qualities to it, in your opinion. You may even make your very own Surrealist artifact, photograph or make a quick movie from it (faster than 1 moment, please), and add it the following!
2) shortly annotate one of your image/video file with your thoughts about it: what's “Surrealist” about any of it, to you, and just why?
3) shortly annotate another student’s uploaded image/video file with your personal ideas about this: what's “Surrealist” about any of it, to you personally, and exactly why? (You will need to select the one that has actuallyn’t obtained any annotations yet, if at all possible.) You can also annotate among the pictures discussed in class; see the following.
As an alternative to the analytical portions (2 and 3) of this workout, you might compose a short Surrealist poem towards image(s) you’ve chosen to annotate. (For kicks, you might also want to try writing an “Exquisite Corpse” poem about it along with your buddies, each of who also needs to have a look at the image before contributing–just like we did in class!)
Salvador Dali, The Persistence of Memory (1931)–discussed in course
Man Ray, The Enigma of Isidore Ducasse (1920)–discussed in class
Object/photograph ended up being prompted by a term written by Isidore Ducasse [pseud.Comte de Lautrémont] in his work Les Chants de Maldoror (1869), “the chance conference on a dissecting-table of a sewing-machine and an umbrella!”
Here is the EXQUISITE CORPSE POEM we collectively produced in class today, influenced by this image:
LISTED HERE IS ANOTHER EXQUISITE CORPSE POEM, DELIVERED TO United States with 25 PUPILS IN DR. BETH WIGHTMAN’S “MODERN BRITISH LITERATURE” CLASS AT CSUN (CA STATE UNIVERSITY NORTHRIDGE), on april 24, 2013:
A lovely store went smelly aspiration
A purple hamlet arguing brilliant morality
The green spatula gulped red awkward liquid
The big skyscrapers fornicating burnt museum
a noisy logic runs boring parsnip
Thank-you, CSUN students! We love to see your work! Feel free to leave united states responses in “Reply” section below!
Rene Magritte, The Son of Man (1964)–discussed in class
Rene Magritte, The Treachery of photos (Ceci n’est pas une pipeline), 1928-29
Guy Ray, The Observatory: Two Lovers (1964, but according to a past work from 1931; additionally also known as The Lips)–discussed in class
Annotation: To me, this might be surrealist since it employs one of the significant strategies of surrealist art: juxtaposition. Surrealists utilized juxtaposition to stimulate a stronger, and more startling effect or response into the audience. Very first, the title The Observatory: Two Lovers apparently contrasts aided by the picture itself– we question why it really is called that, and what it's to do with the painting, and for that reason we be much more involved (whereas if it were simply a painting of anatomically proper lips using the subject The Lips, as it would-be in realism, the painting will have a much smaller affect the audience). Furthermore, the extremely colorful lips in the painting are in juxtaposition because of the grey, duller back ground.