Surreal Perspectives

Rulers really do make all the difference.  4th graders discovered this when drawing in 1 point perspective to show depth. Though, drawing to give the illusion of space wasn’t the only thing we did.  We discovered the fantastical world of Surrealism, where visual artists and authors use juxtaposing objects or ideas.  Why? Well, to cause the viewer to ask, “why.”  When viewing Surrealism, people often create a story that is inspired by personal experiences and feelings to make sense of what they see. Look at 4th grades’ surreal perspective drawings; try it … you’ll see.

The artist Rene Magritte is a well known Surrealist.  This painting and others inspired our ideas.