Have your students each research their favorite Remedios Varo Painting and Present it in class! Surrealism in Mexico. Spanish Exhiles in Mexico.
This is by far one of my favorite and most beautiful projects students have ever worked on. Her work is magical.
Project includes explanation on requirements and what should be included in each PPT slide or Prezi.
Remedios Varo: Presentación de una obra de arte
Objetivo: Usar el idioma español para presentar episodios históricos o personales que han impactado la expresión artística apoyado por imágenes que lo ilustren.
* I have included two student examples made by my students from AP Spanish Language and Culture.
This was an AMAZING project! Her work is FANTASTIC!
100% en español. Great for Spanish, History, and Art History classes.
Remedios Varos was a Spanish exile fleeing the Spanish Civil War. La guerra civil española. She fled to México where she befriended Frida Kahlo and other intellectuals. Her paintings are now worth millions with owners of her work such as Madonna, which are featured in her music videos. Her last painting "Vampiros vegetarianos" was sold for over 3 million dollars in New York City.
I use this project as a final assessment for the Unit on "Belleza y estética" - Las artes visuales.. Beauty and aesthetics - Visual Arts for AP Spanish Language and Culture.
I also have a PowerPoint Presentation on her life and the surrealist movement in case you'd like to show it before the project to learn more facts about her life before starting a project.