Category Archives: Surreal

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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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.