16 August 2010


Salvador Dali is one of my favorite painters. He is known for his artistic style called surrealism.  Surrealism is defined as "Pure psychic automatism, by which one proposes to express, either verbally, in writing, or by any other manner, the real functioning of thought. Dictation of thought in the absence of all control exercised by reason, outside of all aesthetic and moral preoccupation. *
The first painting shown above is one of his great paintings called The Persistence of Memory. I like it because I think it shows how time melts and how memory fades. The second painting below is called The Metamorphosis of Narcissus, I like it too because I think it  represents a "change of perspective."  

I remember when I was a young boy, I have been doing paintings of these kinds. I was painting whatever it was that I saw in my mind, avoiding copying neither conscious pictures nor following the instructions of my art teachers. Back then, I did not know these styles of art were called Surrealism, but at that young age, I was pretty sure what kinds of paintings attracted me most; although, it is only now that I am getting to understand the workings of my mind.



♀Chi D. Flowright said...

I love the first painting..^_^.

There shouldn't be any rules on how you express yourself. Its much better to reflect your feelings on your art without the things that gives it limit. I think it would establish a closer relation between the viewers and the artist. That way, they could appreciate their works even more :D

I wish I could paint. hahaha.

Time..and memories fade.. true true..

Rah said...

Life they say is like a roll of tissue paper, the closer you are to the end, the faster it runs out.

I hate it, but it seems true.

aryan said...

wow. i only know the first painting, and loved it. mas sikat ata yung una, tama ba?

i think we all did surrealism as children. imaginative pa kasi ang mga bata. :)

Rah said...

@ aryan, nakilala ko si Dali dahil sa MAFIA WARS. hahaha may part kasi don na kailangan mo magcollect ng paintings ng masters.

Oo nga, lahat tayo nagpaint or draw from our imagination ng bata tayo, i think that's the purest form ng art na to. But somewheredown the road, nawala ang imagination na yon ang naging importante nalang na ayaw natin mapahiya...

aryan said...

haha. ay oo nga, may collection of paintings sa mafia wars. who knew facebook games can be educational? :))

siguro naging mas technical din kasi magisip ang mga tao habang tumatanda, what with school and everything, kaya nababawasan na din ang imagination.