David Lynch *I 20 1946 — The Life You Give

David Lynch, born David Keith Lynch, January 20, 1946, Missoula, Montana, U.S.A., is the filmmaker and screenwriter known for his uniquely disturbing and mind-bending visual work. His films juxtapose the cheerfully mundane with the shockingly macabre and often defy explanation.Lynch’s father was a research scientist with the U.S. Forest Service, and the family moved frequently… Continue reading David Lynch *I 20 1946 — The Life You Give

Das Leben, das Du gibst / The Life You Give: Kurt Schwitters *1887

Kurt Schwitters, born June 20, 1887, in Hannover, Germany, is the Dada artist and poet, best known for his collages and relief constructions.Soon after World War I Schwitters was attracted by the emerging Dada school, a nihilistic literary and artistic movement dedicated to the destruction of existing aesthetic values. Denied membership in the Berlin circle… Continue reading Das Leben, das Du gibst / The Life You Give: Kurt Schwitters *1887

The Life You Give: Salvador Dalí *1904

Salvador Dalí, born Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dalí y Domenech, May 11, 1904, in Figueras, Spain, is the Surrealist painter and printmaker, influential for his explorations of subconscious imagery.As an art student in Madrid and Barcelona, Dalí assimilated a vast number of artistic styles and displayed unusual technical facility as a painter. It was not until… Continue reading The Life You Give: Salvador Dalí *1904

The Life You Give: Max Ernst *1891

Max Ernst, born Maximilian Ethelbert Ernst, on April 2 1891, in Brühl, Germany, was painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and poet. A key member of first Dada and then Surrealism in Europe in the 1910s and 1920s, Max Ernst used a variety of mediums—painting, collage, printmaking, sculpture, and various unconventional drawing methods—to give visual form to… Continue reading The Life You Give: Max Ernst *1891

The Life You Give: Antoni Tàpies *1923

Antoni Tàpies (Antoni Tàpies Puig, marqués de Tàpies), born December 13, 1923, in Barcelona, Spain, was a Catalan artist, credited with introducing contemporary abstract painting into Spain. He began as a Surrealist but developed into an abstract artist under the influence of French painting and achieved an international reputation.In 1943 Tàpies began studying for a… Continue reading The Life You Give: Antoni Tàpies *1923

Best and Worst

In all humility possible, it is psychology what has turned out to be the worst unwrapping we humans have propelled. So much has come afloat that might have needed to stay under wraps. Surrealism, on the other hand, might be one of the best forms of expression that we have developed. Art, humor, criticism, macabre,… Continue reading Best and Worst