Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee around a Pomegranate a Second Before Awakening

Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee around a Pomegranate a Second Before Awakening by Salvador Dali

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salvidor Dali 1904 -1989

It’s Savador Dali’s birthday.
This guy had a serious imagination and he wasn’t afraid
to put it out there.
He also had an amazing technical skill.

I was going to spend my spare time today checking out his
paintings, but now I might spend the next 3 weeks
researching the validity of these 10 bizarre facts about him, including…

“I don’t do drugs. I am drugs.”
So where did he get his inspiration if not from drugs? Well, Dali had some tricks for making himself more creative. One involved a tin plate and spoon. Dali would sit in a chair holding the spoon above the plate and doze off. As he fell asleep, the spoon would drop onto the plate, making a noise loud enough to wake the artist in time to jot down the surreal images he saw in his dreams.

Other times, Dali would stand on his head until he almost passed out, allowing him to become semi-lucid. Dali’s most famous technique was called the “Paranoiac-Critical Method.” This involved trying to create a self-induced paranoid state, allowing him to draw irrational relationships between unconnected objects and to depict the landscape of his own subconscious mind.

Also he had a thing about bread

 

 

 

 

 

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Unexpected Juxtapositions – Assemblage Art – Joseph Cornell

Untitled (The Hotel Eden), 1945

Today is the birth date of Joseph Cornell  American assemblage artist and experimental film maker.

Joseph Cornell Navigating the Imagination interactive exhibition

collage = reality

Joseph Cornell  wrote a series of books by Cornell about helping children discover nature

My favorite NZ assemblage artists are Dale Copeland and Judy Darragh

Dale Copeland Trickle Down Effect

Remedios Varo Embroidering the Earths Mantle

Remedios Varo 1908 – 1968
Remedios Varo, considered one of the greatest surrealist painters of the 20th century,   so obscure to most Americans that when Dr. Alan Friedman, a physicist and director of the New York Hall of Science,came across mention of her in a Thomas Pynchon novel years ago,a colleague assured him that Pynchon had made her up.

Definitely worth  further investigation.

Interesting writings  here and here

And a nice video clip of her work here

A book of her life
Unexpected Journeys: The Art and Life of Remedios Varo by Janet A. Kaplan

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