This week's FAF entry is done in honor of Smockmomma. Without her, I never would have looked any further into this artist's work, and would have told you that I liked NOTHING that he painted. Well, that's just not true for me any longer.
This week we'll look at work by Salvador Dali.
When you think of Dali, if you're like me, you think of this painting. I don't much care for it, and it's what I judged all his work by.
Or, maybe, you think of this one, which I like much better than the one above, but still......
But then Smock showed me this picture, and it's a whole different thing:
And then there's this beautiful image:
But it is his religiously themed works that I am really drawn to, even when I don't exactly understand his sybolism. Take this one:
And there is this one, which I have posted before. I love this. It is, of course, a "reminiscence" of the famous Millet painting "The Angelus". I simply gasped when I saw it the first time.
And then there are his crucifixion images. This one I love the juxtaposition of the traditional Mary at the foot of the cross with the modern cubic cross:
And then this one, which, to me, speaks of the loneliness of the cross:
Finally, here is the image that started all my looking at Dali. The image that hangs in Smock's house, and I have to stand and look at everytime I go over:
Happy Friday, ya'll!