Monday, November 30, 2009

René Magritte

I love the art work by René Magritte and wanted you to see some of my favorite pieces.

He often played with the positve and negative space in his compositions.

René Magritte was born on November 21, 1898.
He was a Belgian surrealist artist. Surrealism was a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and the art work featured unexpected juxtapositions and the element of surprise.

This one makes me laugh.
He died on August 15, 1967 after creating many "dream-like" paintings.
Do you see a recurring theme or an idea used more than once in his work?

I think this is my favorite. I hope you like his art work as much as I do.
Why don't you try your hand at making a surrealistic drawing? Here is a helpful hint to get you brainstorming. If ________ were __________. Think of something crazy like "if mice were hair" or "caterpillars were toothpaste."

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