Create a rebus based on your first or last name.
Paul-Émile Borduas introduced Riopelle and his artist friends to André Breton’s surrealist movement and its principles of avoiding imitation and letting go of preconceived notions. Games were one of the ways surrealist artists came up with new ideas. Jean Paul loved playing, in all its forms. For example, it’s said that he would amuse himself by signing his last name using a rebus.
A rebus is a way to combine different phonetic elements (words, letters, numbers, drawings and symbols) to reveal a message when each of the elements is sounded out together.
This project asks participants to create a rebus based on their first or last name, as a way of paying homage to Jean Paul’s love of games.
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