Cadeau, 1921, editioned replica 1972 , Man Ray
An every day object with just only one purpose, is turned to something that makes it impossible for that object to do the job! 14 nails are placed in the only place that they should not, and that is exactly what we call contrast. Now the iron incapable of ironing and loosing one stable side, choses to make a decision and stand there for quite a long time.
The Artist; Man Ray, is showing an impossible silkiness while there is a proof in our head from what we call the object and what we want from it, that it is silky.
Having an all time interest in contrast and other side of the things, I found this piece of art from Man Ray one of the cleanest flat Irons of all time.
Metamorphosis of Narcissus 1937 , Salvador Dali
The painting divides in two part and yes the main subject of the painting is related to reflection! It is Dali’s interpretation of the Greek myth of Narcissus which is transforming from one to another matter of being. While the left figure is suffering in an ideal environment of his, by seeing his own reflection in water and finding the truth , It reflects the other side of destruction to the right side of the painting by evolving a beauty from a hand with egg. The bottom right of the painting is not a welcoming base for a new existence, both in terms of colours and the action that is happening there, but still a stable place for the new creation .
In the background both figures and objects , including the road and houses , are literally the connection between the destruction and creation.
Dali’s Art has opened my eyes to the world of surrealism for the first time that I studied about art, It was his works that introduced me to the other side, and from that time to now a days, wether it is dali’s work or my personal interest in surrealism , thinking about this subjects makes me always excited.