Salvador Dali, Shirley Temple, the youngest holy monster of the cinema, 1939

I will admit that I’m not a Dali fan and that I don’t find his style appealing, so not much on this site. However, I find this image sort of delightful. Today this sort of photo collage is common but this was made in 1939. Really nice use of color.Screen Shot 2016-01-06 at 10.23.45 PM.png

About kinneret

Hello, and welcome. I'm writing this blog under an alias. Why an alias? I started to write what may be described as an "American Gothic" novel (sort of Henry James/ Franz Kafka with violence) with some autobiographical details. ..when I started this blog I just decided to use the alias. This blog is about art and art history, but my interests also include literature, film analysis, psychology, forensic psychology, faerie tale analysis, cognitive therapy, cognitive linguistics, classical theater, World War II, and Russian and British history. My favorite writers include Kafka, the Brontes, and Philip K Dick. Thank you for reading this blog and I will happily reply to any comments.
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10 Responses to Salvador Dali, Shirley Temple, the youngest holy monster of the cinema, 1939

  1. marblenecltr says:

    Is he using Shirley Temple to be a part of his creation of a beast for his own Book of Revelation? All I can say about the color red is that it can not be unnoticed.

  2. Hah that is very cool! I do love Dali though sorry- those elephants with the ridiculously long legs won me over a long time ago!!

  3. I’m not a big fan of Dali either…Breton called him avida dollars…but he did have talent and was a brilliant self portrait…by the way loving the site…Alice in wonderland, film noir stills, man ray, obscure starlets, you have a great aesthetic

    • kinneret says:

      Thanks a lot. You must know Damien Hirst. Maybe he is some negative reincarnation of Dali.

      • Call me old fashioned but I’m not convinced that Hirst has any talent except for self promotion, his ‘return’ to painting was dreadful, a pale pastiche of Bacon who after all was on of the finest draughtsman of the 20th century, Dali did have his own scatological vision but cashed it in when he found out how lucrative it was…Hirst was and is a recycler of supposedly subversive but actually stale received ideas

      • kinneret says:

        I love Bacon, too. I have a lot of German people check my site for that painter Neo Rauch. Something in his work, th fluidity of the paint, the way he paints people reminds me of Bacon.

      • In dublin at the Hugh Lane they have a room which is an exact replica of his study, the effects were donated by his lover…its kinda of creepy, he had the death mask of blake in pride of place, kind of there is so much clutter

  4. Sorry…I meant Dali was a brilliant self promoter

  5. kinneret says:

    Yeah, Dali’s residence is NOT a place I would care to visit. Do you do the whole Bloomsbury thing? My husband’s a huge Joyce fan. He’s a little difficult for me but I do love Irish lit… such as Synge and Flaherty.

  6. kinneret says:

    I went to Gustav Moreau’s studio in Paris when I (was young and traveled!) That was incredible.

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