Friday, October 15, 2010

Salvador Dalí - The Birth of Liquid Desires (1932)

When Dalí was five years old, he saw an insect that had been eaten by ants and of which nothing remained except the shell. The swarming ants in Dalí's pictures and sculptures are references to death and decay, and are reminders of human mortality and impermanence. They are also said to represent overwhelming sexual desire.

Once the ants have eaten (or you have drained away) away the exoskeleton of Kalfka's metamorphosized insect, what was he left with?
Oedipus Complex
The Enigma of Desire (aka - A Flaneur Waiting to be Filled ;)
The Ghost of Evenning

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