Action expresses priorities.

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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi getting a bust made as taken from the Johnson-Shaw Stereoscopic Museum.  You should show them some love for collecting some of the best Keystone Views.


Monorail! Monorail! Monorail! Mono-D’oh!

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This image was snuck off of Boing Boing from an article on the first monorails of the US.  It comes from the same series my previous image of the arm of the Statue of Liberty was from.

Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure – that of being Salvador Dali.

I know it’s odd to close out  a section on a bad note but I think Dali would appreciate the use of this weaponized  stereoscopic work: Athens Is Burning! The School of Athens and the Fire in the Borgo, 1979.

I suggest the title could be paraphrased as “My Eyes Are Burning and the fire in my Brain.”  View this surreal, discordant image at your own risk.

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Let my enemies devour each other.

The title of this piece may sounds familiar, Las Meninas, that is because this piece painted in 1976 plays on the fact the original contained multiple views of other pieces within it.  Notice the original floats far off in the distance, while the shadow of Gala from many of Dali’s other works sits in the foreground.

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Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.

Small, simple, it has a bit of an experimental feel to it.  I feel like I could go and looking at this start producing my own 3D paintings: The Chair, 1976.

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At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.

On this image I suggest looking at it in 3d, then close one eye and then the other and look at it.  Each panel is a completely different color scheme on Gala’s Foot, 1974.

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Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.

Painting the painter painting, it’s so meta.  And I think the floating sinks are a nice touch in The Wash Basin from 1976.

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The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.

In 1951 Dali painted Christ of Saint John of The Cross. Years later in 1978 he painted the subject again from a different angle and with a little more depth calling it Gala’s Christ.

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The only difference between me and a madman is that I’m not mad.

While I am not proceeding in chronological order, I thought I’d start with a more familiar looking surrealist painting: Dali’s Hand Drawing Back the Golden Fleece in the Form of a Cloud to Show Gala the Dawn, 1977. While there are no melting clocks, it bears out Dali’s style well.

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Old photographs are an infinitely minute part of my personality.

Full stop!  The blog is going to shift gears for a few days and will feature the art of Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marquis of Dalí de Púbol (Salvador Dalí.)  In the mid 1970′s Dalí produced a series of stereoscopic paintings in left and right panels.  As a break from the photography I thought I’d post the 3D results of combining the two panels of each piece.  Be prepared for man who said he was a drug himself: Dalí.

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