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Christ of Saint John of the Cross by Salvador Dali

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

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Christ of Saint John of the Cross was painted by Salvador Dali in 1951. It depicts Jesus Christ on the cross in a darkened sky floating over a body of water complete with a boat and fishermen. Although it is a depiction of the crucifixion, it is devoid of nails, blood, and a crown of thorns, because, according to Dali, he was convinced by a dream that these features would mar his depiction of Christ. Also in a dream, the importance of depicting Christ in the extreme angle evident in the painting was revealed to him.  Dali Oil Painting Reproductions for Sale

On the bottom of his studies for the painting, Dali explained its inspiration: “In the first place, in 1950, I had a ‘cosmic dream’ in which I saw this image in colour and which in my dream represented the ‘nucleus of the atom.’ This nucleus later took on a metaphysical sense; I considered it ‘the very unity of the universe,’ the Christ!”  Buy Salvador Dali Paintings Online

In order to create the figure of Christ, Dali had Hollywood stuntman Russell Saunders suspended from an overhead gantry, so he could see how the body would appear from the desired angle. This painting can be reproduced on canvas by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 205 cm, Width: 116 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Salvador Dali Paintings The Accommodations of Desire

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Salvador Dali The Accommodations of Desire

The Accommodations of Desire was painted by Salvador Dali in 1929. The Spanish-born artist Salvador Dalí was officially allied with Surrealism from 1929 to 1941, and even after that his work continued to reflect the influence of Surrealist thought and methodology. His flamboyance, flair for drama and self-promotion, and hyperactive imagination reinvigorated the group and its public popularity. Dalí, who was given to hallucinations and paranoiac visions, cultivated these outrageous subjects for his paintings, rendering them so meticulously that they were unsettling in their clinical matter-of-factness. Such pictures exemplified the Surrealist preoccupation with dreams and the unconscious. salvador dali paintings for sale

Painted in the summer of 1929, The Accommodations of Desire is a small gem that deals with the twenty-five-year-old Dalí’s sexual anxieties over a love affair with an older, married woman. The woman, Gala, then the wife of Surrealist poet Paul Éluard, became Dalí’s lifelong muse and mate. In this picture, which Dalí painted after taking a walk alone with Gala, he included seven enlarged pebbles on which he envisioned what lay ahead for him: “terrorizing” lions’ heads (not so “accommodating” to his “desire” as the title of the painting facetiously suggests), as well as a toupee, various vessels (one in the shape of a woman’s head), three figures embracing on a platform, and a colony of ants (a symbol of decay). buy salvador dali paintings online

Dalí did not paint the lions’ heads but, rather, cut them out from what must have been an illustrated children’s book, slyly matching the latter’s detailed style with his own. These collaged elements are virtually indistinguishable from the super-saturated color and painstaking realism of the rest of the composition, startling the viewer into questioning the existence of the phenomena recorded and of the representation as a whole.  This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 22.2 cm, Width: 34.9 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available,  Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Dali Paintings Mountain Lake

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Dali Paintings Mountain Lake

Painting Mountain Lake was painted by Salvador Dali in 1938. Mountain Lake demonstrates Dali’s use of the multiple image: the lake can simultaneously be seen as a fish. By such doubling he sought to challenge rationality. The painting combines personal and public references. His parents visited this lake after the death of their first child, also called Salvador.  Dali Paintings for sale

Dali seems to have been haunted by the death of his namesake brother whom he never knew. The disconnected telephone brings the image into the present by alluding to negotiations between Neville Chamberlain, the British Prime Minister, and Hitler over the German annexation of the Sudetenland in September 1938.

Dali Paintings Forgotten Horizon

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Dali Paintings Forgotten Horizon

Forgotten Horizon was painted by Salvador Dali in 1936. Dali’s disturbing, imaginary landscapes often contain references to his own life. Forgotten Horizon is a typical example, drawing upon memories of childhood holidays on the beach at Rosas on the Costa Brava. Dali Paintings for sale

The striding woman in the distance is his cousin, Carolinetta, while the dancing figures in the foreground were inspired by a picture on a postcard. Dalí intended the effect to be hallucinatory, with the figures appearing as if projected onto a prepared background or theatrical set.  famous paintings for sale

Salvador Dali Paintings Autumnal Cannibalism

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Dali Paintings Autumnal Cannibalism

Autumnal Cannibalism was painted by Salvador Dali. Painted just after the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in 1936, this work shows a couple locked in a cannibalistic embrace. They are pictured on a table-top, which merges into the earthy tones of a Spanish landscape in the background.  Dali Paintings for sale

The conflict between countrymen is symbolised by the apple balanced on the head of the male figure, which refers to the legend of William Tell, in which a father is forced to shoot at his son.

Dali Painting Art Basel

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

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Art Basel is an exceptionally well known and revered show, it makes sure to include not just the already established contemporary artists but also those whom are just beginning to emerge as well known figures in the art world. What makes Art Basel the ideal setting for an emerging artist to premier his or her works of art is that it attracts such a wide and diverse crowd. Last year approximately 60, 000 people attended this international favorite causing The New York Times to dub Art Basel as the “Olympics of the Art World”.

Those who travel to Basel find it to be a quaint ancient town situated on the Rhine River between Switzerland, France, and Germany. This ideal location makes Art Basel a favorite of not only art patrons but history enthusiasts and travel lovers as well. Dali paintings for sale

The actual show itself stands apart from other exhibitions because it includes theater performances, films, and a display of literary works in addition to paintings, drawings, and other more traditional works of art. In collaboration with Theater Basel, the theater program “Art on Stage” made its debut at Art Basel in 2007 and puts on performances at each years exhibition.

Art Basel’s “Art Film” is a creative outlet in which viewers can better understand certain artists through films created by and about the artists themselves. In terms of literary work, Art Basel displays magazines in “Art Magazines” and other publications created by artists in “Artist Books”. Because of this variety of work those attending Art Basel are able to not only view exquisite demonstrations of talent in several Medias but also better understand the artists behind the media. buy Dali painting

Art Basel further facilitates this growth of knowledge by hosting forums in which attendees can have open discussions with extremely knowledgeable figures in the art world. Art curators, museum directors, gallery owners, and artists alike all gather to discuss their ideas on both collecting and exhibiting art. Those attending Art Basel are encouraged to join the forum and exchange ideas. These conversations are in part what make Art Basel so influential in the art world and help it to support the flourishing of a global appreciation of creativity.

Dali “Basketball” hologram

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

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“Basketball” hologram was painted in 1972 by Salvador Dali. This makes me look backwards and forward. First, back to Dali’s groundbreaking hologram exhibition in 1972-’73 at the Knoedler Gallery in New York City. I had the special privilege of being privately walked through that show, after hours, and recall Dali’s Basketball Players Metamorphosing into Angels, among other holograms. And, positioned nearby, a diving suit and helmet, recalling the one Dali wore (and nearly suffocated in!) many years earlier, during a lecture he delivered about submerging to the deepest depths of the subconscious.

The newly announced hologram exhibit in France also inspires me to think again about just what Dali would be doing today, were he still actively with us. It’s mind boggling to envision what this creative genius might have given the world, melding new technologies with his insatiable appetite for innovation.  Dali paintings for sale

We can only speculate and dream about what would have emerged from Dali’s studio in 2008, what with the advances in computer and digital technology, and Dali’s never-waning interest in assimilating the latest of science into his tradition of great craftsmanship. We’ll talk again in this space about other innovations by the mustachioed Spaniard who many consider the 20th century’s greatest genius…and I concur! Until next time, viva Dali! buy Dali painting

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Thursday, April 26th, 2012

A picture that I imagine to be produce of the holy pastoral inkjet printer, had been handed to each parishioner prior to the service. The Sacrament of the Last Supper, a painting by Salvador Dali it is.  It becomes the focal point of the evensong sermon.

The sermon by a young newly ordained priest amuses me no end and I cannot withhold a smile or two. How hard it must be for him to come up with a topic each week where there is no weekly portion. He cannot start with “In  der vokhedyge sedrah shteyt,” for there is none. “Poor guy,” I think. Dali paintings for sale

“Dali’s painting in which we see Jesus’ face, which nontheless is missing at the upper depiction in Dali’s picture, highlights the fact that Moses could not see God whereas we can,” he says. “The bloody nerve he has,” I think. He fleetingly mentions the geometrical Golden Ratio that Dali uses in this painting thereby alluding to Da Vinci’s Last supper scene. As the priest contrasts the two paintings, I try instead to contrast his sermon with one that the dayan at our shul might give during the third meal after zemiroth on Shabbos. I  try to imagine the dayan asking us to focus on a painting by some surrealist, who had once proclaimed that he had no faith, but I simply cannot. buy Dali painting

I think that Dali painted the scene merely to tease and toy with this young idealist standing high above his congregation,  preaching in a tone suited to the first ever proclamation of the Ten Commandments rather than his light weight diatribe on “Dali’s painting,” beautiful though it may be.he service ends in another wonderful recital. The organ pipes, which occupy a space that ought to have been two chapel windows between many others magnificently stained,  rattle as they do with grace. The cross-bearer in black robes marches the length of the church in a slow processional pace, and is followed by other clergy members who join  as the procession makes its way towards the altar.

Dali Painting Portrait of Sir Laurence Olivier

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

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Portrait of Sir Laurence Olivier was painted in 1955 by Salvador Dali. The Olivier portrait was displayed next to Dali’s fine portrait of Jack Warner of Warner Bros. Studios fame – a painting I saw many years ago at its home at Syracuse University, just a 3-hour drive east from my home in Buffalo.

As it turns out, The Salvador Dali Society, Inc. (www.dali.com) recently acquired the fine study for Dali’s portrait of Mrs. Jack Warner, the oil painting being, in my considered opinion, more impressive than the one of Jack himself. But it’s the Olivier masterpiece that is so dramatic, with the double view of Olivier in and out of costume as Richard III – the dual images fused at the lips. Dali paintings for sale

The painting technique is so sharp that – as is the case with so many oils by Dali – one almost wonders if one’s actually viewing a painting on canvas or a photograph. Regarding the Warner portrait, I was enlightened in learning from notes displayed next to it that Dali had proposed to Warner that he produce a documentary about Dali’s book, 50 Secrets of Magic Craftsmanship (and, too, that Dali made a pitch to Fellini to adapt his autobiography, The Secret Life of Salvador Dali). buy Dali painting

Dali Bounty in Buffalo

Saturday, April 21st, 2012
Bounty in Buffalo, it’s been a privilege and adventure to have been serving as adviser to Mrs. Edmund (Martha) Klein and her family of Williamsville, New York, near Buffalo owners of a unique collection of 15 dedicatory drawings by Dali, plus the silver Clot Collection sculpture, St. John the Baptist, given by Dali to the late Dr. Klein.
Dr. Klein, who died at age 77 in 1999, was Dali’s personal but very private physician and little wonder why: he was consulting with Dali on a skin disorder believed to be cancer. Neither doctor nor patient wanted to compromise the sacrosanct doctor-patient confidentiality. And with Dali’s public persona to protect, he surely wanted to keep his meetings with Dr. Klein as far off the radar as possible. When the two did meet in New York, Paris, and Port Lligat Dali would bring a book or sketchpad with him and draw something expressly for Dr. Klein, who won the Lasker Award the highest honor in American medicine for his revolutionary work in skin cancer treatment.
Their meetings together resulted in 15 dedicatory works in total, plus the statue. The collection’s been memorialized in a catalog I had the honor and pleasure to write and produce. Press reports about the collection which has been kept under tight security for many years recently made international headlines. There’s an avalanche of documentation on the Dr. Edmund Klein Collection of Dali Originals, and plans are being worked out to market the drawings and sculpture, but only intact, since it’s really a page of art history in general and Dali lore in particular.

Bounty in Buffalo, it’s been a privilege and adventure to have been serving as adviser to Mrs. Edmund (Martha) Klein and her family of Williamsville, New York, near Buffalo owners of a unique collection of 15 dedicatory drawings by Dali, plus the silver Clot Collection sculpture, St. John the Baptist, given by Dali to the late Dr. Klein.  Dali paintings for sale

Dr. Klein, who died at age 77 in 1999, was Dali’s personal but very private physician and little wonder why: he was consulting with Dali on a skin disorder believed to be cancer. Neither doctor nor patient wanted to compromise the sacrosanct doctor-patient confidentiality. And with Dali’s public persona to protect, he surely wanted to keep his meetings with Dr. Klein as far off the radar as possible. When the two did meet in New York, Paris, and Port Lligat Dali would bring a book or sketchpad with him and draw something expressly for Dr. Klein, who won the Lasker Award the highest honor in American medicine for his revolutionary work in skin cancer treatment. buy Dali painting

Their meetings together resulted in 15 dedicatory works in total, plus the statue. The collection’s been memorialized in a catalog I had the honor and pleasure to write and produce. Press reports about the collection which has been kept under tight security for many years recently made international headlines. There’s an avalanche of documentation on the Dr. Edmund Klein Collection of Dali Originals, and plans are being worked out to market the drawings and sculpture, but only intact, since it’s really a page of art history in general and Dali lore in particular.