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RE: The Surrealist Phenomenon - SALVADOR DALI
11/27/2012 3:27:43 PM
Hi Luis Miguel,

I've noticed the melted clocks in Dali's paintings more often than I noticed crosses, maybe that's because melted clocks are more unusual.

The painting of the ship seems more normal than a lot of his other works.

I liked the video slideshow, especially the two where the body and face were broken/divided into portions of geometrics or circles.
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RE: The Surrealist Phenomenon - SALVADOR DALI
11/27/2012 11:11:14 PM
Friends,

Where to start when it comes to someone as deeply complicate a man and artist as Dali was?

You Roger mentioned drawers like in a chest of drawers to Pat, and that they had a special meaning;
in Dali's case, specialists have hinted at a hidden sexual connection.

Regarding this, I was attracted to this drawing by Dali rather than to other more elaborate examples that also feature drawers. You may see it here. It's a lithograph printed in colors in 1970.


Port Ligat (Venus with Drawers), 1970

But, what to say of this painting below that doesn't even look like a Dali (but is a Dali) with its symmetrical figures of women and its absolutely tranquil atmosphere? It was painted almost ten years later but it seems to be a hundred years older and sort of light-years apart in style - which is no demerit of course.



"Dawn, Noon, Sunset and Twilight" (oil on wood, 1979)

I am showing these two master works together just to emphasize how difficult
it is to try and give interpretations when dealing with a genius.

Miguel

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RE: The Surrealist Phenomenon - SALVADOR DALI
11/28/2012 6:25:48 AM

Hi Miguel,

The slide show was fascinating. It reminded me of a painting that I once saw called "Dream Scape" I know that there was a cable series by that name, but the painting showed solid objects along with distorted, and seamed to cover thought patterns. It was both disturbing as well as intriguing. Do you know what artist I am referring to? By seeing the various techniques that Dali uses I am thinking that it could be him.

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RE: The Surrealist Phenomenon - SALVADOR DALI
11/28/2012 8:38:36 AM
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Port Ligat (Venus with Drawers), 1970



"Dawn, Noon, Sunset and Twilight" (oil on wood, 1979)

These are new to me Luis,

A great demonstration of Dali's need to experiment or use images for making a point.

Dali loved to take images from the past, particularly art masterpieces from the past like Venus de Milo or Mona Lisa and use these to convey a point.

I love the colour and composition of Port Ligat. and I would guess that somewhere in a dutch painting the figure in the Dawn, Noon.............. painting exists.

The Dawn painting is like an earlier picture but with a pointilism that is more like printing technique.

Fascinating.

Much to study and admire.

Roger

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RE: The Surrealist Phenomenon - SALVADOR DALI
11/29/2012 12:39:58 AM

You are very welcome, Mike; always happy to see you in my forum(s). :)

Here is one of Dali's early paintings that to me perfectly exemplifies what you said in your first post (I will come back soon to comment on your second). In it, just a few common elements sharply brought into focus (the rocky hills and mainly the shadows, main characters in this work) are enough to impress the viewer with its overall beauty. Yet interestlingly enough, it is the shadowy man's rocky profile to the right that gives it its surrealistic character.

As usual, you may click on the image to enlarge it.

Hugs,

Miguel

Salvador Dali - Shades of Night Descending (oil on canvas, 1931)

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Hi Luis,

I am glad that I found this thread. Actually, Shirley brought me to it. I have always loved the Surrealist artists for the fact that they brought even the smallest detail into focus. So much has been lost in Michael Angelos paintings when censorship came into play. Life as seen by the surrealist is life as it is, not life as some people feel it should be. I will be looking forward to coming by to see more great artwork. Thank you for being you my friend.

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