Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Surrealism, Dali and film
Surrealism grew out of Dadaism.When most of us see the word "Surrealism" we think of Salvador Dali seen here in a 1939 photograph taken by Carl Van Vechten. Dali is famous for his surrealist pieces and he was a "jack of all trades" when it came to creating art - he created sculpture, paintings, photographs and film.
In fact, he created what is considered his most famous and mainstream piece of surrealism in film in Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound with Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck. Luckily, I found it on Youtube and you can watch it. I love the film noir-ness of it - black and white film is soooo cool! Leave a comment and tell me what you think!