Salvador Dali's Persistence of Memory, is often thought of as the quintessential example of Surrealism. The image is recognizable by many of us, but its meaning and title often allude the viewer. As part of the Painting 2 class, you will explore an artist's piece from the period known as Surrealism, and link that artist to the future and the past through a series of three paintings, each created by an artist during various historical periods. Although we begin in Surrealism, you will decide on the path to explore other styles, linking them together to show where these artists could have found their inspiration, while displaying these influences in media in your own (original) connecting themes. You will research and select pieces that you would like to explore based on the artists you have chosen, and how they might be linked to one another. Remember, these pieces you have researched will need to be discussed and evidence provided to give us proof of the relationship/influence these artists have on one another. These and additional pieces, as discussed on Friday 8/11/17, will be presented as your final exam via Powerpoint.
You will need a chronological outline to LINK the three paintings and artists together. DO YOUR RESEARCH!!! It is the only way to be sure you are reflecting on the artists' styles. You will also need to save the images you plan on using as reference and include them in the Powerpoint.
The link shown here, to (MOMA) the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, is a great tool to begin your own journey of inspiration.
Don't forget you will still be required to enter competitions, write three critiques on other works, and complete your hour of sketchbook work outside of class. Have fun exploring!