Thursday, February 19, 2009

EDM #211 In The Style Of. . .


Salvador Dali (1904-1989) surrealist painter~


I have been intrigued with the works of Dali for quite some time. I have other drawings done in his surrealist style. It is a lot of fun thinking up strange arrangements and then drawing them. My family believes that it is just my crazy thinking or the dreams I have. I do have some wild dreams and thoughts. Really it is just a vivid imagination and that helps when it comes to thinking of subjects to draw. I had lost this imagination while the pain in my body was taking center stage, but now I feel my brain coming alive again. I am very happy about that.

About this drawing~ Well, I could tell you what it means to me, however I would rather you come up with your own thoughts about it. It is done with both pastel pencils and colored pencils on blue paper. The paper has a lot of texture and to get the black all black took a lot of time to achieve. I had a blast doing this drawing. So much so that I forgot to do the dishes before hubby came home, oops, my bad;-) He was understandable, he knows how I get when I am deeply involved in an art project. (he is such a nice guy;-)

Here is a site with more info and paintings of Dali, enjoy!
http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/dali_salvador.html

6 comments:

winna said...

One of my favorites are the Surrealists--I'm doing one in the style of Magrette now---so I was pleased to see yours--I can not clik on it to see it bigger so it is difficult to see but I'll add my interpretation---It is about the agonies of communication with a family member and future wishes for the computer to release you from this pain
and help you enjoy the warmth of a creative future...

Spinneretta said...

heheh I like it- it is like the computer grabs you... and then pulls you in!

Gulnaz said...

I like that, reminds me when I was frustrated with my computer problems

Alissa said...

Great thinking and drawing - the computer is pulling the person into it and yet at the same time nature is pulling the computer in..

My favourite Surrealist is also Magrette. I am fascinated by his works. Winna I look forward to your posting .. in the style of

marancat said...

This is great - for me it is about communication and how it has changed over the years - also poses questions about the levels of communication now available to us!

MILLY said...

You have used your imagination and created an interesting piece. I have a Dali book, since my school years,it is so interesting.
My computer skills are limited, at times I feel like bashing it, so much time eaten up by trying to do things, do you know that feeling perhaps ?