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!

3 comments:

sharon said...

Cindy, first off , thanks for sharing this incredible stuff, i feel like i'm learning so much from you! That's what i like so much about the abs blog, you learn through others to look at things in a new and different way. I think this clip is so fantastic, and for how old it is , it of course to me timeless, in fact,i wish movies of today would use some imagination!!
I like his use of exaggeration and now am thinking i may try to apply that to my jewelry!!

Shaiha said...

I have always loved Dali! He really makes me think about the nature of reality and symbolism.

Dave Robertson said...

Dali + Hitchcock, what a neat thing to discover! Add this to the Netflix queue :)

--Dave
at Rings & Things