Wednesday, June 06, 2007

The article's about a month old, but it's new to me: Richard Dorment says that the most interesting thing about Salvador Dali...was Luis Bunuel.

I'll go along with that.

I've never cared for Dali. I don't think his painting has much to do with, you know, painting--he basically discarded all of modernism's pictorial ideas in favor of an academic style.

Of course, I could just be carrying around negative associations. I knew a lot of guys in college who, after showing you the Dali posters on their walls, would ask, "Dude! Have you read Jim Morrison's poetry?"

The appropriate response is to run away screaming.

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