Posts Tagged: Salvador Dalí

Sheila Legge by Claude Cahun

Phantoms of Surrealism

Sheila Legge, the faceless face of British Surrealism

Sheila Legge by Claude Cahun

Phantoms of Surrealism

Sheila Legge, the faceless face of British Surrealism

Charles Henri Ford

Circles: Charles Henri Ford

His influence and relationships ranged from the Surrealists and the interwar expat community in Paris through to the Beats and the Factory, connections which he carried right into the 21st century.

Charles Henri Ford

Circles: Charles Henri Ford

His influence and relationships ranged from the Surrealists and the interwar expat community in Paris through to the Beats and the Factory, connections which he carried right into the 21st century.

Haute Mongolie

Impressions de la Haute Mongolie

As part of its “Artists and Filmmakers” programme, documenta is showing the 1976 film Impressions de la Haute Mongolie, made by Salvador Dalí and José Montes-Baquer and partly inspired by Raymond Roussel.

Haute Mongolie

Impressions de la Haute Mongolie

As part of its “Artists and Filmmakers” programme, documenta is showing the 1976 film Impressions de la Haute Mongolie, made by Salvador Dalí and José Montes-Baquer and partly inspired by Raymond Roussel.

P_11Mar_Eric

Strange Flowers guide to London: part 3

The choice of blue plaque honourees is leadenly conservative and sometimes bafflingly perverse, celebrating lesser colonial administrators known only to their mothers. Or it may be that current residents would rather not have their homes associated with drunks, deviants and diabolists.

P_11Mar_Eric

Strange Flowers guide to London: part 3

The choice of blue plaque honourees is leadenly conservative and sometimes bafflingly perverse, celebrating lesser colonial administrators known only to their mothers. Or it may be that current residents would rather not have their homes associated with drunks, deviants and diabolists.

P_11Mar_Nina

Strange Flowers guide to London: part 2

Fitzrovia was a stone’s throw from Bloomsbury but a world away in temperament. According to the Times Literary Supplement, Fitzrovia was “a world of outsiders, down-and-outs, drunks, sensualists, homosexuals and eccentrics”. In short, the spiritual home of Strange Flowers.

P_11Mar_Nina

Strange Flowers guide to London: part 2

Fitzrovia was a stone’s throw from Bloomsbury but a world away in temperament. According to the Times Literary Supplement, Fitzrovia was “a world of outsiders, down-and-outs, drunks, sensualists, homosexuals and eccentrics”. In short, the spiritual home of Strange Flowers.

artichoke

James and the giant artichoke

For an outsized entrée it had an impressive pedigree, designed by Sir Hugh Casson, later responsible for shaping the architecture of the Festival of Britain, and Christopher Nicholson, who numbered a studio for Augustus John among his long list of projects.

artichoke

James and the giant artichoke

For an outsized entrée it had an impressive pedigree, designed by Sir Hugh Casson, later responsible for shaping the architecture of the Festival of Britain, and Christopher Nicholson, who numbered a studio for Augustus John among his long list of projects.

Caresse Crosby

Always yes

If you’re wearing a bra while reading this (and you know what? you don’t have to tell me – Strange Flowers’ Market Research department respects boundaries)…anyway, if you’re wearing a bra as opposed to, oh, a whalebone corset, you should thank Caresse Crosby.

Caresse Crosby

Always yes

If you’re wearing a bra while reading this (and you know what? you don’t have to tell me – Strange Flowers’ Market Research department respects boundaries)…anyway, if you’re wearing a bra as opposed to, oh, a whalebone corset, you should thank Caresse Crosby.

Edward James

Surreal estate

Edward James was born in 1907 into a family with great wealth but little in the way of affection. One of his oft-told anecdotes has his mother dressed for church one Sunday, instructing the nanny to summon one of the children to accompany her. “Which one, Madam?” the nanny asked, to which she replied “Whichever goes best with my blue dress”.

Edward James

Surreal estate

Edward James was born in 1907 into a family with great wealth but little in the way of affection. One of his oft-told anecdotes has his mother dressed for church one Sunday, instructing the nanny to summon one of the children to accompany her. “Which one, Madam?” the nanny asked, to which she replied “Whichever goes best with my blue dress”.

gala preview

“To know her was to loathe her”

Art historian John Richardson called Gala Dalí “one of the nastiest wives a major modern artist ever saddled himself with”. Others were less kind.

gala preview

“To know her was to loathe her”

Art historian John Richardson called Gala Dalí “one of the nastiest wives a major modern artist ever saddled himself with”. Others were less kind.