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Lesson Plans

Multicultural surrealism

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Kathy Talley-Jones (KTalleyJones)
Wed, 14 May 1997 12:04:36 -0800

Bob Fromme's discussion of the work of African and Japanese artists as
influences on surrealism and the development of European
nonrepresentational art makes me wonder if there is a less Western
approach to students' learning about these art movements.

I'd like to turn the question around to the art teachers from Hong Kong,
from whom we've received so many questions recently. How do you
relate Miro and western art movements such as surrealism with Chinese
traditions, with your own artworlds? We had one mention of looking at
the influence of surrealism in contemporary advertising; how do students
in Hong Kong relate the work of Dali to the international popular culture
we all seem to be part of? to art movements in other parts of the world?

Kathy Talley-Jones
Getty Education Institute for the Arts