There is an ancient Sufi parable about coffee: "He who tastes, knows; he who tastes not, knows not."
Dali and Disney collaborated?
Who better than an "Imagineer"?
I'll be linking to this next week.BTW, one of my students has been doing research on Walt Disney. She will likely find this information interesting.
Surrealism is ALL about imagining the fictional and subversion of the real. And that is precisely the enjoyment one gets from visiting the "Magic Kingdom".
Created in the early 1930’s by Dali himself, the “Paranoid-Critical” method is a Surrealist method used to help an artist tap into their subconscious through systematic irrational thought and a self-induced paranoid state. By inducing this paranoid state one can forego one’s previous notions, concepts, and understanding of the world and reality in order to view the world in new, different and more unique ways.After his self-induced paranoid state, Dali would then paint what he had witnessed, creating what he referred to as, “hand painted dream photographs.” Dali used his “Paranoid Critical” method to relate objects that were otherwise unrelated. He did this through the use of optical illusions and juxtaposing images. While using these techniques, it was very important to Dali to maintain his artistic integrity by painting realistically, Dali said, “My whole ambition in the pictorial domain is to materialize the images of my concrete irrationality with the most imperialist fury of precision...”. Dali believed that when people viewed his work, there was a subjective understanding of his work as the subconscious has a symbolic universal language. Simply viewing his work would evoke the mind of the viewer to experience unconscious acts.“The subconscious has a symbolic language that is truly a universal language, for it speaks with the vocabulary of the great vital constants, sexual instinct, feeling of death, physical notion of the enigma of space—these vital constants are universally echoed in every human. To understand an aesthetic picture, training in the appreciation is necessary, cultural and intellectual preparation. For Surrealism the only re requisite is a receptive and intuitive human being.” --Salvador Dali
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