Salvador Dali and the Surrealists: Their Lives and Ideas: 21 Activities
The bizarre and often humorous creations of Rene Magritte, Joan Miro, Salvador Dali, and other surrealists are showcased in this activity guide for ... Show synopsis The bizarre and often humorous creations of Rene Magritte, Joan Miro, Salvador Dali, and other surrealists are showcased in this activity guide for young artists. Foremost among the surrealists, Salvador Dali was a painter, filmmaker, designer, performance artist, and eccentric self-promoter. His famous icons, including the melting watches, double images, and everyday objects set in odd contexts, helped to define the way people view reality and encourage children to view the world in new ways. Dali's controversial life is explored while children trace the roots of some familiar modern images. These wild and wonderful activities include making Man Ray-inspired solar prints, filming a Dali-esque dreamscape video, writing surrealist poetry, making collages, and assembling art with found objects.