We all have wild dreams from time to time. One of mine was riding a huge dolphin out in the middle of the ocean. Surrealism is a wonderful art form that shows things we know but are depicted in ways that we wouldn’t find in everyday life – much like the landscape of a dream! French artist Henri Rousseau has a piece of art I like very much, which reminds me of my dream, because it shows a man riding a tiger – not a very likely real life scenario!
Abrakadoodle art students love learning about the fantastical art of surrealism and using their imaginations to create original artwork. Another famous artist we teach in our program, known for his extraordinarily imaginative creations, is Spanish artist Salvador Dali. Don’t you love how this ship is powered by butterflies instead of traditional sails? Check out the scale of the butterflies, too – wonderfully immense!
Challenge your child to create a piece of art based upon a dream or a fanciful idea that makes an everyday item stand out in an unusual way. Give your child’s imagination wings!