Dali the Candualist

In Art on August 6, 2012 at 8:18 pm

I had always thought it strange that Dali’s muse, Gala was in so many of his paintings in nude and/or in surrealistic Madonna attire. Then I found out that he was a Candualist, (the sexual practice of exposing ones partner or nude pictures of them to others for voyeuristic stimulation) .. don’t take my word for it.. here is the wiki..

I still admire his work but perhaps George Orwell was right to call him “a good draughtsman and a disgusting human being”.. ha..ha.. here is his Leda Atomica ..

Leda Atomica

The ‘golden ratio’ is at the bottom right hand side of the picture. Dali had a thing about being Pollux . The Swan is Zeus, Pollux’s father.. Leida is obviously Gala.. quelle drole.

This painting got people riled up. It shows Shirley Temple as a vampire lioness ogre. The caption at the bottom says ” Shirley!. at last in Technicolor.”

Shirley Temple, The Youngest, Most Sacred Monster of Contemporary Cinema

Its supposed to be a satire of the sexualization and exploitation of child stars in Hollyweird.  I kinda see where he was going with this but I can also understand that this would have pissed a lot of people off.. ha.ha..


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