View of Port Dogue – Salvador Dali

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View of Port Dogue, Cadaques, 1918 (Dali was 14)

View of Port Dogue

At a young age Dali called himself an impressionist. “…and squinting one’s eyes, suddenly there occurred that incomprehensible miracle of vision by virtue of which this musically colored medley became organized, transformed into pure reality” -Salvador Dali

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Posted by Joe Nuzzolo | January 3, 2012 in Joe Nuzzolo on Dali | Comments (0)


Scene in a Cabaret – Salvador Dali

Scene in a Cabaret

Scene in a Cabaret” was completed by Salvador Dali in 1922

Behind the partly opened kitchen door I would hear the scurrying of those bestial women with red hands, I would catch glimpses of their heavy rumps and their hair straggling like manes; and out of the heat and confusion that rose from the conglomeration of sweaty women, scattered grapes, boiling oil, fur plucked from rabbits’ armpits, scissors spattered with mayonnaise, kidneys and the warble of canaries. Out of that whole conglomeration the imponderable and inaugural fragrance of the forthcoming meal was wafted to me, mingled with a kind of acrid horse smell.” – Salvador Dali

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Posted by Joe Nuzzolo | January 2, 2012 in Dali Art | Comments (0)


Metamorphosis of Narcissus – Salvador Dali

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Dali’s inspiration for this painting came from a  conversation he had overheard between two fishermen discussing another local man who would stare at himself in a mirror for hours. One of the men described the man as having a “bulb in his head”; which is just another way to say that he was mentally ill. Dali combined this story and setting with the ancient Greek myth of Narcissus, who fell in love with his own reflection and was then transformed into the flower that bears his name after his death.

Metamorphosis of Narcissus

Metamorphosis of Narcissus

The Metamorphosis of Narcissus was painted using oil on canvas, while Dali and Gala were traveling in Italy.

Here’s an interesting video tribute to this piece…

Metamorphosis of Narcissus on Youtube:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-jWphfWJv8

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Posted by Joe Nuzzolo | December 30, 2011 in Dali Art | Comments (0)


Meditation on the Harp – Salvador Dali

Meditation on the Harp

Meditation on the Harp

The Meditation on the Harp was completed between 1932 and 1934.

It took two years for Dali to complete this work. I imagine he would work on it for a period of time, then let it sit in his mind, returning to it when he could once again gain a fresh perspective.

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Madonna in Particles – Salvador Dali Art

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Madonna in Particles

Madonna in Particles

Madonna in Particles was completed in 1952 and one of his more known pieces.

Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them.” – Salvador Dali

 

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Hello and Welcome to my Blog

I’ll be posting updates here as to what’s going on in my world and of course commentary on the Salvador Dali art scene.

- Joe Nuzollo

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Posted by Joe Nuzzolo | April 7, 2011 in Blog | Comments (0)