Last day to work in class on your surreal collage painting!
Critique of your projects will be on block day.
If you get done early you can explore the materials for our next scratch board project.
Surreal Paintings are due Block Day.
René Magritte Les valeurs personnelles (Personal Values), 1952, Oil Painting
"I don't paint visions," he once said. "To the best of my capability, by painterly means, I describe objects — and the mutual relationship of objects — in such a way that none of our habitual concepts or feelings is necessarily linked with them."
When he first saw this painting, Magritte's dealer, Alexander Iolas, was violently upset by it. Tellingly, the artist replied, "In my picture, the comb (and the other objects as well) has specifically lost its 'social character,' it has become an object of useless luxury, which may, as you say, leave the spectator feeling helpless or even make him ill. Well, this is proof of the effectiveness of the picture."
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art