Surrealism… Name


Surrealism… Name
…is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for its visual
artworks, writing, and film. Surrealist works feature the element of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions
and non sequitur.1
“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings”
-Salvador Dalí (1904 –1989)
“Words make love with one another.”
-André Breton (1896 –1966)
“I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.”
-Frida Kahlo (1907-1954)
By the end of this unit I will be able to…
1. Define all vocabulary words.
2. Keep a dream journal, and transcribe at least two
dreams you’ve had.
3. Create several sketches that combine elements of
dreams and reality.
4. Create a work of surrealist art using oil pastels or
mixed media.
Anticipate Your Learning and
Take Inventory of your Knowledge
The Little Deer by Frida Kahlo
What do I already know about Surrealism?
What about Surrealism do I want to learn more
The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dalí
Non swquitur is Latin for "it does not follow." It is most often used as a noun to describe illogical statements.
Vocabulary of Surrealism
Le Violin by Man Ray
Golconda by René Magritte
Metamorphosis of the Narcissus by Dalí
In Voluptate Mors by Philippe Halsman
Self Assessment
Your teacher will ask you to complete this approximately half way through the unit and at the end of the unit.
How well do you think you are learning this material? What we have learned can be divided into two categories:
A. The Facts and Concepts are the ideas and vocabulary words that you have learned.
B. The Skills and Techniques you have learned.
What do the numbers mean?
1= Really don’t understand this material or skill at all. Cant do much without a lot of help from the teacher.
2= I can do some of this myself, but I need help from the teacher to get all of it.
3= I got it! Not everything, but most of this I understand and I can do.
4= I own it! Move aside teacher, I can teach this next year to your class. I completely get this stuff.
What is an action plan?
If you think you need to keep on working with this material, what are you going to do to improve your grade? Those steps are your action plan. An action plan can be
going to SOS, Lunch and Learn, speaking to your teacher, drawing in your sketchbook at home.
Midway Assessment
A: Facts & Concepts:
B: Skills & Techniques:
Notes/Action Plan:
Final Assessment
A: Facts & Concepts:
B: Skills & Techniques:
Notes/Action Plan:
25% Sketches
25% Classroom Discussion/Participation/Attendance
25% Dream Journal
25% Final Drawing
Keep a dream diary while we work on this project. Write down at least two of your
dreams in the spaces below (attach more paper if you need to) and hand them in
before the end of the unit.
Dream 1 Title:
Date and/or Time of Dream:_____/_______/________ ____:___
Dream 2 Title:
Date and/or Time of Dream:_____/_______/________ ____:___

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