Sunday, March 28, 2010

AWAKE: "The Persistence of Salvador Dali"

A new challenge on Monday Artday is "AWAKE."
Click on the link to see how other artists interpreted this and other artistic challenges.

"The Persistence of Salvador Dali"
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        "Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure ---that of being Salvador Dali."   
---Salvador Dali

"The Persistence of Memory"
by Salvador Dali  (1931)
Museum of Modern Art, New York

Read more about  "The Persistence of Memory" HERE.


Jenners said...

I adore Salvador Dali! His paintings are so freaky and so life-like at the same time. Have you ever been to the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg? Really amazing.

CJ said...

Jenners, No, I haven't been to the Dali museum. I like his work, too. When I taught art, I used to do a collage lesson, combining odd photos into a surrealistic scene. The kids liked it because they could get very "freaky" and the result didn't have to make sense.

In college, a fellow students adored Dali so much that he wished he could plant vegetables on Dali's grave and then eat them, in order to have some of Dali's cells within him. Now THAT is Freaky.