Thursday, April 12, 2012

Salvador Dali - Inspiration In Many Forms

Salvador Dali 

Dalí, Salvador (1904-89): Spanish painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and designer. After passing through phases of Cubism, Futurism and Metaphysical painting, he joined the Surrealists in 1929 and his talent for self-publicity rapidly made him the most famous representative of the movement. Throughout his life he cultivated eccentricity and exhibitionism (one of his most famous acts was appearing in a diving suit at the opening of the London Surrealist exhibition in 1936), claiming that this was the source of his creative energy. He took over the Surrealist theory of automatism but transformed it into a more positive method which he named `critical paranoia'. According to this theory one should cultivate genuine delusion as in clinical paranoia while remaining residually aware at the back of one's mind that the control of the reason and will has been deliberately suspended. He claimed that this method should be used not only in artistic and poetical creation but also in the affairs of daily life. His paintings employed a meticulous academic technique that was contradicted by the unreal `dream' space he depicted and by the strangely hallucinatory characters of his imagery. He described his pictures as `hand-painted dream photographs' and had certain favorite and recurring images, such as the human figure with half-open drawers protruding from it, burning giraffes, and watches bent and flowing as if made from melting wax.

(The Persistence of Memory, MOMA, New York; 1931)


The concept from painting from one's dreams was first introduced to me after viewing Chagall's collection of art.
                                                            Titled: Mr. Happy 

 Salvador Dali took dreams to a completely different level describing his work as hallucinatory characters of his imagery. "He described his pictures as `hand-painted dream photographs' ." As I'm painting more these days I find myself painting with more FLOW....lending my brush to creative thought and concept, not a pretty picture. 

Note to Reader: I hope Dali's work of art inspire you as much as it inspire me to Think OUTSIDE THE BOX.

Just a few of Salvador Dali's paintings that Inspire Me

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

My Creative Discoveries

Some Exploration, Art Therapy, and Creative Discoveries......

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Light To My Soul

Let there be LIGHT to cover up the Darkness Underneath my heart and soul
No Hiding from the unsettled events of my past
The Past is DEAD and GONE
The Present is ALIVE
The Future is my ANSWER
FREEDOM, PEACE, and LOVE surround my SOUL
The resting place and resolve to my SOUL

Note to self: I miss writing, it helps me to figure out who I am and where I'm going
I admit I need you guys

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