Dali's experiment in the pictorial field are multiple. His home at Port Lligat is something?
Dali's experiment in the pictorial field are multiple. His home at Port Lligat is something like a Museum of Extravagance in continuous movement. Salvador Dali is always looking for something new .... his latest discovery is the painter sea-urchin.
This is the formula followed by the thorny artist of whom much will be said in future: the sea-urchin is submerged in water and turns seven times, he is provided with a very light vegetal brush which the artist of Cadaques denominates "The Lantern of Aristotles"; a miniature easel is put near it with some blackened papers and immediately the painter sea-urchin starts his genial designs.
One may some times meet lazy specimens .... it is then convenient to motivate its inspiration with a lemon shower.
Luckily no one in the group surrounding Dali belongs to the Society for the Protection of Animals, and such an efficient means can be discretionally used.
These and other greater sacrifices is Dali ready to make in pro of abstract-surrealism.
This new painting style has a brilliant future and this school is called to launch a satellite with a hippopotamus, which is certainly better proportioned than a dog or a man to report sideral impressions.
The magic secret lies with the sea-urchin and painting is its means of revelation..... Up till now only Salvador Dali has succeeded in taming one of these sullen animals.