Salvador Dali Landscape near Figueras

Salvador Dali Landscape near Figueras

Salvador Dali described his paintings as “hand-painted photographs”, but not even that description could prepare one for the multi-faceted narratives of his film sketches. Finally, I was able to see Destino, Dalí’s collaboration with Walt Disney on a remarkable animation that is compliments Dali’s flowing forms and transitional landscapes.  Here, a pre-Surrealist landscape showing an idyllic serenity through Impressionist talent. This is one of Dali’s earliest known works, and I could not help but compare these qualities to the landscape treatments in Destino.  It also reminded me of Richard Billingham’s recent work in the UK countryside.

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