Updated: 2 days ago
🤔 I must confess, that, when I initially commenced this work, I was somewhat enthusiastically inspired to execute a third illustration of the world's most notable Spanish Surrealist painter, Salvador Dali.
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📕 I have a book written by the painter himself, titled "The secret life of Salvador Dali", which I pick up from time to time and read a few pages, some of which played a role in my decision to commit to this illustration, but more importantly a break from the heavier subject matter I've been wrapped up in of late.
Throughout my journey with Dali, I had two things of his life playing in my mind like a fiddle, one being, a footnote by Dali which read "Since 1929 I have had a very clear consciousness of my genius, and I confess that this conviction, ever more deeply rooted in my mind, has never excited in me emotions of the kind called sublime; nevertheless, I must admit that occasionally affords me an extremely pleasurable feeling".
I suppose you can get away with such narcissism when you're a spoiled elitist weirdo, nevertheless, the other note in my mind was one of his childhood memories, "I was five years old, and it was springtime in the village of Cambrils, near Barcelona.
I was walking in the country with a boy smaller than I, who had very blond curly hair, and whom I had known only a short time. I was on foot, and he was riding a tricycle. With my hand on his back, I pushed him along.
We got to a bridge under construction which had as yet no railings of any kind. Suddenly, as most of my ideas occur, I looked behind me to make sure that no one was watching and gave the child a quick push off of the bridge. He landed on some rocks fifteen feet below."
With that said, I'm sure this piece will find a good home.
👇 Below is a gallery of start to finish progress shots of my Dali venture.
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