Tomorrow, I will be introducing the final drawing for my beginning students. It is a surrealistic city in one or two-point perspective. I've spent a good amount of the morning thumbing through my favorite surrealism books, scanning, and printing photos for inspiration. Of course, it led me to one of my absolute favorite female surreal artists, Remedios Varo. I found her by accident when I was in college working on my single subject credential. There is something magical about her work. I look at it waiting for the hauntingly sad characters to move and interact with me. I am captured by the textures, colors, and the transparency of the figures that seem to move with such ghostly grace.
Here are some of my favorites:
I've come to realize that I'm attracted to her work that is about creation or building. Perhaps it is because I have a desire to create or build?