Sunday, March 27, 2011

Surrealistic Sunday


 If you are a regular reader of The Pagan Sphinx, you know that I often stretch the true definition of Surrealism by including in the feature Surrealistic Sunday, examples of work that is not authentically surrealistic, but contains some visual elements that remind me of surrealism. This oil painting by Diego Rivera is one such example that I ran across recently in Art Knowledge News

Rivera, is in fact, better known for his flirtation with Cubism than anything Surrealistic. Though one of his wives, the iconic Frida Kahlo, was pronounced a surrealist by the chief founder of the movement, Andre Breton. 

10 comments:

  1. Surrealist, not-surrealist - category labels are secondary, only something people use as aids or crutches to help them order things.

    Poor Saint Anthony! When celibate frustration continues long enough, everything becomes erotic ...

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  2. Root vegetable eroticism? Interesting.

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  3. Wow, mind in overdrive.
    Pure Magic.

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  4. the comments are as entertaining as the art work. root vegetables extraordinaire...
    I like it.

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  5. I too wonder what counts as surreal in a world where we're overwhelmed by advertising images while mutant carrots become the norm.

    :-)

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  6. Thanks you Beautiful People! I haven't used any "hippie-sms" on the blog lately. I missed the era but I'm a hippie at heart, ya know. :-)

    Love, love
    Gina

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  7. Just love this. Erotic maybe, but they are so lively, as if on a spree .... but I won't ask what kind. I do love surrealism though.

    And I think that life is surreal, although it is supposed to be 'real'.

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