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Alice in a Dali Dress

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Added: Apr 08, 2013
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"Alice in a Dali Dress" is the title - part of my sub-series called "Alice in Other Lands" which are paintings featuring Alice in a variety of unusual circumstances, thrown into settings inspired by my love of art history (be sure to check out the other installments honoring Bosch, Velázquez, Brueghel, da Vinci and more). This of course is a bit of a parody / homage to Spanish Surrealist (and fellow sometime Floridian artist) Salvador Dali! Here we have my Alice with nods to countless Dali references - her dress of course is a reference both to the 1937 fashion collaboration Dali did with Elsa Schiaparelli as well as "Les Diners De Gala Les Canibalismes De L'automne Lobster" piece he did a bit later. Other nods to Geopoliticus/Birth of the New Man, and of course melting clocks as in the 1931 masterpiece "Persistence of Memory." Dali himself was a big Alice fan, so the combination of the two works out well! My own original acrylic painting.

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