Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for me to once again share some of my favorite art pieces with you awesome people. I hope you guys will enjoy this week’s post, and be sure to tell me what you think about it in the comments section below. Now, let’s get started!
- Soft Construction with Boiled Beans (Premonition of Civil War) by Salvador Dali 1936 oil on canvas (info about painting from en.wikipedia.org) This is one of my favorite Dali paintings, however it’s quite grotesque, and I can understand if it’s not your cup of tea. The main figure in the piece is a strange, demonic, humanoid creature with a huge breast. He also has 4 skeletal hands, and a body that’s bent into a square. The beans are also hanging on the creatures body. In conclusion, I think that this piece is very sublime and quite mesmerizing to look at.
- Stormy persons by Joan Miro oil on canvas 1949: This piece is incredibly unique for a Surrealist work, and I love every part of it! The painting seems almost childish in the way that the figures are portrayed. Each figure is different and brings me back to my childhood, when I loved to doodle and draw various stick figures. The way that the “Stormy people” are drawn, reminds me of old watercolor paintings that I used to make in grade school. It’s both a very simple and complex work of Surreal genius that I continue to love to this day. In conclusion, the overall cheeriness and nostalgia of this piece makes it one that’s very near and dear to my heart.
The best place to find a picture of the painting is by buying the book, Surrealism and Dadaism by Marianne Oesterriecher- Mollwo