Sunday, April 02, 2006

Swans Reflecting Elephants-Dali (1937)

Just a Dali that I like...click comments for larger version ...comments?

12 Comments:

Blogger KidKawartha said...

Ok, no one else is commenting, so......
First off, Fixit is back- yeeaaaa! Give him some love.
Second, I don't know how I feel about Dali. Part of me loves it, the other part needs people smarter or more insightful than me to help me figure him out. He makes me feel like I didn't do enough drugs as a teen or young adult. And I've resisted rummaging around online to get some understanding and then come back here and pretend like I know more than I do. ;)
I'm getting closer to posting again on my blog, be patient, my friends. And my apologies for committing 6 posts to the eternal ether, along with the great comments- sometimes you have to back to the beginning to find your way.

10:24 AM  
Blogger KidKawartha said...

P.S. Is it just me or is the internet slow today, I'm having trouble loading stuff everywhere.

10:25 AM  
Blogger KidKawartha said...

P.S.S I think that's the Flying Spaghetti Monster in the lower left. It's good to see art about him/it predates our modern decades.

10:27 AM  
Blogger durrati said...

Kid,

You're right he's a trip, but a very talented painter. I believe you are right about the flying spaghetti monster, which shows how ahead of his time he was. Embedded in the mountain above the Spaghetti monster is a self-portrait of Dali, and above that a flying vagina cloud I believe. In the mountain on the right I see an orangutan peering out at me with another beast (a boar?) below him. Dali strives to place the conscious and unconcious on the same canvas. This work was done in 1937 during the war and in his "paranoic critical" period, an apt term as his good friend Garcia Lorca had been murdered by the fascists only months before...

2:49 PM  
Anonymous Joe Don Martin, llc. said...

Dear Lord,

Senor Dali had him a woman called Gala who was borned from a giant egg on a beach which I saw on the television at one time. Gala was the founder, along with Fletcher Christian, of the Andalusian- Pitcairn Axis Paper Towel Monopoly, fronted by a little man in a top hat and a monocle who apparently drove a lead shoe. Before dipping his toe in the Surrealist waters, Salvador was a talented, Frenchman-trained, classical painter. Presumably, it was the growth of that tumerous mustache which made him see clocks melting and Jeebus looking down at his own feet.

I used to have a Gala, only her name wasn't Gala and she preferred an old shirt of mine to paper towels. One night, with my valet in tow, we went to Good Samaritan Hospital to get us a baby but discovered the nursery empty and the tail edge of an enormous Baby Void.

Being responsible citizens of the big blue marble, we instantly repaired to the crater of a house that had fallen prey to a gas explosion and began to vehemently procreate in the ruins. She was more committed than me so I was on the bottom singing, "I was lying in a burned out basement, with the full moon in my eye..."

Then, she turned around and it was more like two half moons that were in my eyes.

Buenoventura, indeed.

If you ever get the chance, Dali's museum in St. Petersburg, Fla, is pretty righteous.

3:55 PM  
Blogger durrati said...

Finally a Joe Bob Masterpiece of mine own! Or is it Masturpiece? I am not so clever in comedy as you or the General, Joe, but if you have a tooth for history and a raging woody for fascist bastards please drop in and liven the place up now and again...

"I was hopin' for a replacement, when the sun burst burst through the sky..."

4:19 PM  
Blogger durrati said...

"Mutiny On the "Bounty" indeed..

6:33 PM  
Blogger durrati said...

er..."Monopoly on the "Bounty", I'll get it right right yet, Joe.

8:19 PM  
Blogger durrati said...

And if you guard yourself
You will think you're happy
He'll keep you in a jar
Then you'll make him happy
He'll give you breathing holes
Then you'll think you're happy
He'll cover you with dust
Then you'll think you're happy now

Cobaine

8:42 PM  
Blogger KidKawartha said...

"raging woody for fascist bastards"

The official new war cry of the left blogospere.

9:10 PM  
Blogger durrati said...

yer heard it here first, kid...

9:13 PM  
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