Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Surreal Banana

We were having a discussion wrapped around surrealism and humor in my Digital Media class this morning, and one of the students found a site where bananas were used in numerous and humorous ways. What a chance for a "teaching moment" and discussing the juxtaposition of reality and what one might call illogical fantasy! Where are the concepts of the Surrealistic movement connected to this sort of "setup" of imagery? Dali's "paranormal critical" method of observation took the "shape" of finding the "real" within negative space of objects, but this seems much more direct. Here's my banana.

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