Surrealism was a protest against the conventional art world and the atrocities of World War I.
Documentary on Salvador Dali
How to make your art piece:
1. Read Andre Breton’s Surrealist Manifesto. Or part of it. Or none of it. Or eat it.
2. Find a bunch of stuff. Socks, keys, paints, bits of animals, NO MACARONI ART.
3. Think of something. Like death. Or Sex. Or War. Now try to recreate that thing with only the things you have available
4. Take special care to represent the thing but not actually recreate it.
5. Ignore all of these things and glue a caterpillar (dead) to a cucumber.
Other possible ideas:
1. Cut a table in half. Cover one half in feathers and the other in leather.
2. Paint your bathroom violent purple. Then hang up round photos of people looking in at you. Or cut out your walls and pay people to look at you through the cut outs.
3. Paint faces on all of your fruit. Let them rot and decay until the faces are obscure. Film the entire process and play it 24 hours a day on your living room ceiling.
Submit your surrealist art to unboringlearning[at]gmail.com and the best piece will win… I don’t know… something.
The winner and runners up will be posted here for all time as a living document of your glory.