Sunday, May 17, 2009

A commentary Dali - important then, important now

Dedicated to Ruth

The Weaning of Furniture-Nutrition
1934

Okay, just an explanation here.
(I'm sure that if you studied this piece for a while, you'd pick all this out yourself, but in the interest of saving time.....)

The piece that's missing from the woman is the cabinet (look at the bottom of the cut out and you'll see the shape of the cabinets legs.)

The piece that's missing from the cabinet is the littler cabinet with the bottle on top of it.
If you put all the pieces back into the woman, the bottle would be sitting right between when the woman's breasts would be (if she had like an actual body and not a cabinet) The little (baby) cabinet would be where her womb would be.

The bay is a white milky colour, that looks like, well, a bay of milk.

You can tell but the slump of the woman, and the fact that she needs to be supported by a stick crutch that she's not too happy that her womanly bits (womb and breasts) have been replaced by furniture.

Dali's reaction to the growing trend towards bottle feeding?

Things that make you go "Hmmmmmmm"

1 comment:

Ruth Moss said...

Sarah, you're either a genius or a visionary or something ... I LOVE IT!!!