DALI, DISNEY, DESTINO AND PINK FLOYD

A YouTube user calling himself BigDaddyAEL1964 saw the Dalí/Disney film Destino and what came to his mind was Time by Pink Floyd. It was a stroke of genius. Salvador Dalí met Walt Disney in 1945 and both knew on instinct that they had to collaborate on a project. That project was Destino, the story of a […]

DON’T LOOK BACK

If someone shouts, ‘don’t look’ or ‘don’t look back,’ the natural instinct is to turn and have a good look. When the Sea God Poseidon caught a glimpse of Medusa, it was a disaster. She was a beautiful young priestess with golden curls falling over her pretty shoulders and served in the temple of Athena […]

SALVADOR DALÍ AND RAQUEL WELCH illustrated the Raquel Welch portrait.

SALVADOR DALÍ AND RAQUEL WELCH

Salvador Dalí and Raquel Welch had absolutely nothing in common. He admired beautiful women without wishing to own them and saw nothing in their curves and charms to excite his surreal and original mind. Still, Dalí and Raquel were put together in 1965 as a publicity stunt by film director Richard Fleischer when he was […]

THE TRAGIC MYTH OF THE ANGELUS OF MILLET illustrated by Millet's painting.

THE TRAGIC MYTH OF THE ANGELUS OF MILLET

In his essay The Tragic Myth of The Angelus of Millet, Salvador Dalí interprets Jean-Francois Millet’s 1859 painting of a farmer in the fields with his wife as a depiction of male castration in the shadow of female sexuality and death. Was this Dalí being playful? Surreal? Provocative? Or was there more to Millet’s work than […]

Photo shows DALI AND PICASSO together

DALÍ AND PICASSO

In the land of small minds and minor talent, Dalí and Picasso were giants. They were men with visions wider than the horizon and the stamp they left on the 20th century remains indelible. Twenty years older and already the toast of Paris, Picasso one spring morning in 1928 opened the door to his studio in […]

Marsha illustrates the day Gorge Harrison climbed the wall

THE DAY GEORGE HARRISON CLIMBED THE WALL

  The day George Harrison climbed the wall at Salvador Dalí’s surreal summer house didn’t take place for another week and during those seven days a large number of red roses crossed the village. It began one sultry afternoon in 1971 when Dalí returned to Cadaqués with Carlos Lozano after inspecting the geodesic dome being […]

The surrealist group pose illustrates Salvador Dali and religion

SALVADOR DALI AND RELIGION

Salvador Dalí and religion never made a good fit. It is hardly surprising, then, that in 1935, aged thirty-one, Dalí created his own belief system and wrote a letter to André Breton outlining his proposition – a religion without God. That letter, lost for eighty-seven years, has finally turned up in the Breton archive. André […]

The Casino Bar in front of the HIDDEN HILLS OF CADAQUES

THE HIDDEN HILLS OF CADAQUES

1984. Late spring. Armed with a hand-drawn map, a bag of figs and some tangerines, we set out to climb what our friend Eloy Ferrer had called the hidden hills of Cadaqués.  The journey by train from Barcelona to Figueres took two hours and two more over the Big Dipper of a road with the bus fishtailing […]

Image Shows Salvador Dali holding a seashell as he sails out to sea

Salvador Dali Brings Simon Baker to Cadaqués

An album – a feast, a spectrum, a kaleidoscope – of some of the world’s best photography opens in the streets, bars and galleries of Cadaqués on 1 October 2021 at the start of the InCadaqués International Festival of Photography – now in its fifth year – the second year of Covid.  The best? Absolutely. After […]

Photo from the film Greta May

Dalí, Buñuel and Making Short Films

  Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel started making short films together when they were still students at university in Madrid in the 1920s – a century ago. After the first film, Un Chien andalou, Dalí applied what he called his paranoiac-critical method to co-write film No 2 – L’Âge d’Or. The film that was instantly banned […]