The Exquisite Corpse

The “Exquisite CorpsIMG_6225-0e” is a method or visual game invented by the Surrealist artists in about 1918. It is composed of a collection of images that are collectively assembled. Each collaborator adds to the composition in sequence by being allowed to see only the end of what the previous person contributed. Surrealism principal founder André Breton reported that it started in fun, but became playful and eventually enriching. da Vinci ceramics students worked in partner pairs to create an exquisite corpse drawing. One partner drew the bottom half of the “body” and the other partner drew the top half. Then they worked together to transform their drawn ideas into a collaborative ceramic sculpture. They are currently glazing their exquisite corpse sculptures. I believe this one will eventually have bright shiny yellow eyes after it’s fired!


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