Dalí painted things are we don't see in our natural world, like melting clocks and floating eyes, clouds that look like faces, and rocks that look like bodies. What if you painted what you saw in your dreams? What would it look like?
Dalí was a funny man, he always dressed in crazy clothes, and his hair was long and slicked back. He also had a very wild mustache! He really knew how to get people's attention!
As he was growing up, his mother encouraged his art and helped him do what he loved. His father was a lawyer, very strict and not too sure about his art. He also loved playing football! He had a sister named Ana Maria, who would often act as a model for his paintings. Some of his ideas came from him daydreaming in class. His teachers did not always love that habit. Do you ever daydream?
What do you notice about the painting below?
Check out this video from TateKids to learn more about surrealism!
Dalí had a really funny sense of humor. He and other surrealists often played games in which everyone put different objects together to make something that was playful and uncomfortable at the same time.
Here is one of his sculptures called called Lobster Telephone. What do you think of it??
Can you play this game with anyone? What would you make?
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