melting-clock

January 14: Just a few weeks ago my beloved 10 euro watch from Paris from the summer of 2013 broke. So, it was time for change. (ha…ha…time…for change…ok…) I did what any art history nerd would do. I logged onto the Dali Museum website and ordered a melting clock watch. Oh and then I went to the MoMA and snapped this photo.

(Rachel Garbade)

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Of Course Salvador Dalí And Walt Disney Had A Beautiful Friendship

One was a cartoonist, animator and filmmaker, responsible for choreographing the imaginations of countless growing children with his beloved characters; the other was an eccentric Surrealist, responsible for some of the most haunting and hallucinatory images ever to be imprinted onto the collective subconscious. One had a soft spot for anthropomorphized mice and stuttering ducks; the other for melting clocks and voracious ants. 

One said, “If you can dream it, you can do it,” and the other: “I don’t do drugs. I am drugs."Yup, we’re talking Walt Disney and Salvador Dalí, two wildly creative visionaries with entirely different visions – one that likely appealed to your earliest fantastical adventures of the mind, and the other to your college drug experimentation phase. An exhibition entitled ”Disney and Dalí: Architects of the Imagination,“ will delve into the relationship between Walt and Salvador, two artists who challenged the rigid boundaries once separating dreams from waking life. 

Watch the full short film Walt Disney and Salvador Dali made here. 

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(Mar.6.2013) Salvador Dali “I don’t do drugs. I am drugs.”

Salvador Dali is a Spanish surrealist painter, and he is best known for his work The Persistence of Memory (the first painting shown above). He was so imaginative that many thought he was insane, but his divine artistic techniques proved that he was simply brilliant. “There is only one difference between a madman and me[Dali]. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.

I’m always impressed to see the visual illusion that Dali portrays in his works, such as Swans Reflecting Elephants and Apparition of a Face and Fruit Dish on a Beach. By seeing those works, you would not deny that he was a true genius. Dali was also engaged in various artistic spectrum, such as photography, film, sculpture, and collaboration a range of artists. 

Dali was very successful as an artist, but he was often more highlighted for his attention-grabbing eccentric behavior and high esteem. Here are some of his bold quotes:

"Every morning upon awakening, I experience a supreme pleasure: that of being Salvador Dalí”

“Have no fear of perfection - you will never reach it”

“At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.”

Hope you enjoy Dali’s grandiose world, and have a good day☀

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