Students used one of the apples they had painted in a previous art lesson to create a 3D picture by the artist, Rene Magritte. Students were introduced to a different style of art, surrealism. They learned that surrealism was aimed at expressing imaginative dreams and visions and challenges the way we look at the world.
‘The apple is one of the most frequent and recognizable of Magritte’s motifs, appearing in various guises such as a floating orb in the sky, a masked entity, and perhaps most famously hiding the face of a man wearing a bowler hat. The ambiguity of its role in the present scene invites the viewer to contemplate possible interpretations without ever offering a definitive meaning, sustaining a sense of enigma that the painter prized above all else. ‘
Each student was provided with a poster board containing 4 panels that when folded formed a room. They were encouraged to paint their room adding details as they chose. Once dry, their apple was placed in the middle of the room to represent Magritte’s painting.