Sunday, November 14, 2010
New Addition: The Tragic Myth of Millet's Angelus.
Anxious for the revelation of its contents, I raced through an initial reading of the book at lightning speed. When finished, I had no idea what I had just read! Nothing made any sense at all. I figured I owed it to myself to give it another read.
Sure, one can glean from this book a basic understanding of Dali's paranoia-critical method. However, one may not be able to follow the logic with which Dali connects various memories, visions, and experiences to Millet's Angelus.
I was able to follow some of the connections, but others were so loosely connected that I just couldn't follow the association.
I must say that I did come away with an understanding behind the existence of the twilight atmosphere in many of Dali's works, and I think I know why Dali paints so many desolate landscapes largely devoid of foliage. Other than that, most of Dali's symbolism is largely personal to himself, and this book doesn't really clear up that issue.
Truly mind-blowing reading for sure, which leads me to exclaim that the only difference between Dali and LSD is that Dali was not on LSD! Or was he?
This book is limited to 500 copies and is therefore extremely difficult to attain. You can expect to pay $90 and up for a copy of this book which had a sticker price of $15.95 when it was published.