There is an ancient Sufi parable about coffee: "He who tastes, knows; he who tastes not, knows not."
Name of the artist?
Oh, Salvador Dali. His burning house (or giraffes) usually represent "sexual desire"... and his Saint is always trying to "contain" it.
Here's St. Anthony resisting some temptations...
Dali claimed that his burning giraffe represented a “masculine cosmic apocalyptic monster” often a "prelude to war."
It would appear from the St. Anthony painting that the more one "resists" a temptation, the more one must "distort" (sublimate) or elevate from it's foundations, the original desire...
I thought it was Dali's work, but couldn't confirm in the little time I had to look up the info.I do like some of Dali's work. Some of Dali's work makes a good composition prompt (creative writing).
Remember, I'm a Spanish major. We studied Dali and Picasso.
Picasso would make for a good composition prompt as well.
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