Daliesque – now this is a word that seems to almost need no definition or description, since anyone who is at all familiar with surrealist art (or with pop culture since parts of it have been influenced in one way or another by the surrealist movement) would recognize the name Salvador Dali. At the same time, I feel that it still needs that definition, since surrealist art is so unique unto itself and Dali actually worked with the form of surrealism called Illusionistic Surrealism. This form of surrealism utilized the pseudo-realistic quality of dreams by creating dreamscapes that had aspects of reality, yet that reality had morphed or exaggerated parts and bizarre juxtapositions – much like a dream.
Now that I’ve gone all “Art Major” on y’all, I should probably mention that this week’s Word Nerd
is one that’s been inspired by the rather Daliesque
dreams I’ve been having. Weirdness seems to abound and I think anyone of the dream-planes I’ve been visiting would be perfectly Daliesque
in description. It’s odd, because Surrealism
has never been a particular favorite of mine. I have to be in the right frame of mind to get into it and fully appreciate the depth and levels the masters of it achieved and expressed. Usually I leave a heavy Surrealist exhibit feeling unsettled and odd, though I think that is part of what the art form was supposed to do – touch your psyche in a disquieting and perplexing sort of way.
So what do you make of the word Daliesque
Namaste ~ Ella
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1 thought on “Word Nerd : Daliesque”
Surreal is a favorite of mine and I really enjoy your pun.
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