Salvador Dalí and the Surrealists: Their Lives and Ideas, 21 Activities (For Kids series) (Paperback)
The bizarre and often humorous creations of René Magritte, Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, and other surrealists are showcased in this activity guide for young artists. Foremost among the surrealists, Salvador Dalí was a painter, filmmaker, designer, performance artist, and eccentric self-promoter. His famous icons, including the melting watches, double images, and everyday objects set in odd contexts, helped to define the way people view reality and encourage children to view the world in new ways. Dalí’s controversial life is explored while children trace the roots of some familiar modern images. These wild and wonderful activities include making Man Ray–inspired solar prints, filming a Dali-esque dreamscape video, writing surrealist poetry, making collages, and assembling art with found objects.
Michael Elsohn Ross is a science educator and the author of more than 35 children’s books including Sandbox Scientist, The Happy Camper Handbook, and Wormology, from the bestselling Backyard Buddies series. He lives in El Portal, California. Peter Tush is the curator of education at the Salvador Dalí Museum. He lives in St. Petersburg, Florida.
"For years I have waited for an appropriate book to recommend to students and teachers that communicates Dalí’s truly remarkable life and ideas without compromising his complexity in its presentation. . . . I am thrilled to recommend Michael Ross’s wonderful new book on Salvador Dalí." —Peter Tush, curator of education, Salvador Dalí Museum (from the foreword)