Surrealist Family Photo Shoot
FUN FACT: Surrealism was an artistic (and literary) movement in which artists created art that was both illogical and surprising. Take Magritte’s “Son of Man”, 1964 as an example. The artist painted a realistic man with a granny smith apple covering his face. What do YOU think it could mean?
- Camera: your phone camera will do!
- Yourself + your family!
- Kooky objects you have around your house
Inspired by Magritte, let’s get SURREAL! Pose with objects around you that perhaps make no sense at all.
- Search around your home for a variety of objects that stand out to you
- Work with your family to pose in different ways (you could be sitting, standing, holding a crazy pose!)
- Hold and/or place your chosen objects in ways that seem strange or even make you laugh
- Designate one person as your photographer!
- Pose in different ways, switch out different objects
- Are you trying to tell a story with your objects or are you happy with your photoshoot making no sense at all?
- The Surrealists were great at letting go and allowing the random to happen!
Take it a step further (Ages 5 +) :
- Use your photos as inspiration for your own surrealist drawing or painting
- Get out those drawing materials and, using your photos as a reference, draw a scene!