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Filtering by Category: Surrealism

White Wash

Francesca Vannucci

WE ARE CURRENTLY COVETING THE LOOK OF WHITE PLASTER... THE CLEAN PALETTE IS A PERFECT BALANCE FOR EXPRESSIVE ORNAMENTATION AND STRIKING ARCHITECTURAL SILHOUETTES. WHITE PLASTER BLOG IMAGE ROARK

THIS VERSATILE MATERIAL IS INGRAINED IN OUR CONCIOUSNESS FOR IT’S ALMOST OTHERWORDLY PRESENCE. WE ASSOCIATE IT WITH THE ANTIQUITIES OF ROMAN AND GREEK ARCHITECTURE, BUT WHITE PLASTER TOOK ON A WHOLE NEW LIFE IN 20TH CENTURY INTERIOR DESIGN.

Giacometti Style Sculpture

THE SMOOTH, MATTE LOOK HAS A SURREALIST APPEAL; IT’S NO WONDER IT BECAME THE PREFFERED MEDIUM FOR ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS LIKE SALVADOR DALI, JOHN DICKINSON AND THE GIACOMETTI BROTHERS. THE MATERIAL ALLOWED THEIR CREATIONS TO TAKE ON FORM THAT GIVES THE ILLUSION OF MOVEMENT.

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REFERENCES USED: WHAT JAMES IS WEARING, FOUNDATION GIACOMETTI , THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

SALVADOR DALI

Francesca Vannucci

EARLY IN HIS CAREER SALVADOR DALI WAS A PRIMARY FIGURE OF THE SURREALIST MOVEMENT, HIS EARLY WORK HELPED DEFINE THE PERIOD. WHEN SURREALISM BECAME CLOSELY ASSOCIATED WITH STRONG LEFT WING POLITICS, DALI WAS CONSEQUENTLY THROWN OUT OF THE MOVEMENT FOR HIS AMBIGUOUS POLITICAL STANCE. UPON HIS EXPULSION FROM THE GROUP HE FAMOUSLY STATED, “I MYSELF AM SURREALISM” - FROM THEN ON HE CONSIDERED HIMSELF A LIVING EXAMPLE OF HIS PARTICULAR ARTISTIC EXPRESSION, 'INHABITING' HIS ART. DALI 1

DALI DEVELOPED HIS TALENTS IN MANY FORMS OF ART AND DESIGN INCLUDING FILM, ARCHITECTURE, WRITING, SCULPTURE AND HOME DESIGN. IN THE 1930’S DALI BEGAN TO DESIGN ITEMS FOR THE HOME, COLLABORATING WITH FURNITURE DESIGNERS LIKE JEAN-MICHEL FRANK. BELOW IS A ONE OF HIS MOST ICONIC CREATIONS THE ‘MAE WEST LIPS SOFA’, A RESULT OF HIS OBSESSION WITH THE ACTRESS.

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THIS PAIR OF WHITE, WAXED PLASTER LAMPS ARE ATTRIBUTED TO SALVADOR DALI AND DATED IN THE 1970’S. THESE MID-CENTURY FLOOR LAMPS ARE TALL AND MAKE AN AMAZING STATEMENT TOGETHER.

SALVADOR DALI LAMPS ROARK

AVAILABLE THROUGH ROARK IN OUR STORE ON 1ST DIBS.

*IMAGE CREDIT - THE GUARDIANUK AND PINTEREST