Surrealism is a strange or wacky view of life that often resembles dreams. In real life, René Magritte spent his days in Brussels, Belgium painting in his apartment. He dressed like an everyday man, wearing a black suit and bowler hat. Many of Magritte’s paintings feature a bowler hat.
One of Magritte’s most famous paintings, pictured above, shows a man’s face covered by an apple. He enjoyed making these types of strange portraits and used different everyday objects to cover or partially cover the subject’s face in each one.
We talked about what came to mind when they looked at thr artwork and I got a variety of different and interesting answers, among them...maybe he just doesnt want to show his face, he is hiding, he is saying something about forbidden fruit.
The children could place any object over thr face of the man and I got to highlight how interesting it is that the time we live in reflects our art and our experience of life.
Be a fly on the wall in our art room! Take a look at what we do, how we do it and the smiles that I get to see week after week :)