Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Giant Exquisite Corpses

The exquisite corpse is a collaborative drawing method first advocated by the surrealists; many of us will remember it from childhood as 'the drawing game' or 'fold over drawings.' My students worked in groups to make some gigantic exquisite corpses that now loom large around the corridors of our centre.

A few of my Art teacher friends were really interested to see these giant exquisite corpses, so here they are! I find that the large scale works really well for this activity; bigger surfaces seem to allow for greater freedom of expression.

If you're planning a unit on surrealism, this activity can easily be combined with or followed up by my lessons on Dali and Max Ernst.

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