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    my surrealist vision

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    destructive vanity

    just another one of my strange ideas


    this is another one of my paintings....my first attempt. it represents to opposites...in a kinda yin yang duality.



    "a picture is worth a thousand souls"


    its one very pissed off dude..or chair


    the masons are in control of everything


    just a idea...


    i call it the "vibrations of sound"


    the guitar palyer


    "enaslaved within conformity"


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    I've combined your threads. No need to keep making new ones with each image, it just makes things harder to find and dilutes any comments.


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    Nyah... Dali-ness, I'm doing surrealism and futurism for my art project at college, I think they are good but Dali-ness isn't really my thing.

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    I agree... Though Dali's stuff is awesome, try to be a bit more original in the background and stuff, ya know?

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    The first ones pretty corny. The second one could have been effective if it weren't for the poor rendering of the hand and foot.

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    well....
    i really don`t know why when young artists hear "surreal" they immediately think "dali". i mean - there have been countless amazing surrealists through out the years, who never - not once - painted an arm connected to an eye looking at a watch in the middle of the desert.
    surrealism is not about unrelated objects all laying around in a big messy pile. it`s about the world of dreams, fantazy, the sub-conscious, and the way it takes form when translated to one absolute image.

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    i see dali.

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    Like most, I think it looks like some of Dali's work... and that's the whole point. Dali was innovative, fresh and revolutionary with his work.. but now everybody has seen his work. That's why you get reactions like: "Dali-ness" and "so Dali" Try creating your own style in this.. because I don't think this is what you, from deep within, want to make. Develop your own style, even if people don't like it.

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    You're getting the reaction above because you're so obviously derivative. You seem to be trying very hard to be Dali's little brother... The imagery itself is a bit clichéed and obvious, especially in the second piece.

    If I could make a suggestion... simplify or narrow your visual interpretation a bit. Surrealism is not a style, or a mix of disparate images. It's a view of a world/concept/artifact twisted or modified to some degree after going through your mind's "internal eye." It's spontaneous and automatic, not planned. You can not create a surrealist piece. You simply let it happen as pure image and then try to capture it so the viewer can comprehend or view what you yourself see. To avoid repeating clchés you've come across, attempt to depict an emotion/sense of being/concept/random thought/friend in as straight-forward and simple an approach as possible, maybe with a pencil or something limiting. THEN adapt that image result to a painting, refining and re-enforcing as you go.

    Attempting to advise or crit a surrealist piece is difficult because it's so personal an image, so my comments here are based on what I see, and what I see is your attempt to talk to me. You don't have to point a gun to my head, or scream at me through a bullhorn. Try winking instead...or just pop your tongue out with an origami frog on it as we sit down to dinner...

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    A good example of surrealistic art that isn't dali is H.R. Gieger...

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    amen chuck.

    'dali_apprentice' is a more probably name for you based on these two pieces. that aside, what i'd like to read is your meaning of both pieces. i won't critique your thoughts as you put them to paint....i'm just curious as to the 'why' behind the work. i think that would be most interesting to read.
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    well the first piece is based on my observation of many people. those two inner conflicts thats built into people, split personality to put it easier. and the second one just an exaggerated idea of women and beauty. as the title "destructive vanity" their outward apperance just kinda melts away, and they are all the same on the inside...empty souls.

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    [QUOTE=Ilaekae]You're getting the reaction above because you're so obviously derivative. You seem to be trying very hard to be Dali's little brother... The imagery itself is a bit clichéed and obvious, especially in the second piece.

    If I could make a suggestion... simplify or narrow your visual interpretation a bit. Surrealism is not a style, or a mix of disparate images. It's a view of a world/concept/artifact twisted or modified to some degree after going through your mind's "internal eye." It's spontaneous and automatic, not planned. You can not create a surrealist piece. You simply let it happen as pure image and then try to capture it so the viewer can comprehend or view what you yourself see. To avoid repeating clchés you've come across, attempt to depict an emotion/sense of being/concept/random thought/friend in as straight-forward and simple an approach as possible, maybe with a pencil or something limiting. THEN adapt that image result to a painting, refining and re-enforcing as you go.

    Attempting to advise or crit a surrealist piece is difficult because it's so personal an image, so my comments here are based on what I see, and what I see is your attempt to talk to me. You don't have to point a gun to my head, or scream at me through a bullhorn. Try winking instead...or just pop your tongue out with an origami frog on it as we sit down to dinner...[thanks alot...thats really good advice. i am pretty sick of being compared to dali, even though its 100% my idea, people still see dali in it.]

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