Being an artist herself, my Mum got excited about the Kids Get Arty project when we joined in last time. She got the ball rolling with this one, introducing Cakey to Magritte (Belgian surrealist artist 1898-1967).
Mum showed Cakey some of Magritte's paintings. They talked about how he placed objects out of context and used scale to create surrealist or as Cakey phrased it, "strange" paintings. Cakey returned from a visit to my mum armed with a collage, an art book of Magritte's work and a stack of magazines. She giggled when she showed me her collage... pointing out how she had placed a large pair of slippered feet in a little ocean.
|Le Chateau des Pyrennees by Rene Magritte|
|Cakey's first surrealist collage|
The surrealist collages continued the following day, this time Boo got to join in. It was really very simple. I was on scissor duty cutting out requested images. Cakey and Boo, each with their own glue sticks, got to work putting together their collages.
Cakey wanted to make everything as silly as possible. There was definitely something about this project that appealed to her developing sense of humour. Cakey found it hilarious when she placed a girl on top of a rabbit and floated cupcakes in the sky.
|Cakey stuck all her collages together, I am not sure which way is up|
|The details: Cakey told me that this is a stack of pancakes with a very small bottle of maple syrup (milk)|
|More details: A floating umbrella above a giant Princess Mary visiting a little Eiffel Tower|
And, for the first time ever Boo actually glued paper to paper. It's an art miracle! Normally she just sits there and eats the glue.
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