Wednesday, May 20, 2009
This is pen and ink, worked on later with Conté Pastel Pencils. The 37 is my new favorite bus. Especially on exquisitely lovely days when any feeling sentient being don't wanna travel underground. No way.
Book find of the week is 50 Secrets of Magic Craftsmanship, by that raving lunatic Salvator Dali, originally published in 1948.
A sample: "The two most fortunate things that can happen to a painter are, first, to be Spanish and, second, to be named Dali. Those two fortunate things have happened to me." S.D. (Another loony behemoth, Frank Lloyd Wright, had a similarly large opinion of his own merit. Q: Does genius often come with such a burden?)
I was reminded of my visit to the Dali Museum in Figueres, outside of Barcelona, and all the wonders therein. Particularly the rusted car in the leafy central courtyard with the manikins inside that spouted water.