Salvador Dali – “You have to systematically create confusion, it sets creativity free. Everything that is contradictory creates life.”
La Traviata recently opened at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. May be you didn’t make it to opening night, but in many cities you could have attended the Met’s Live HD broadcast of last Saturday’s matinee performance, in fact 10 million tickets were sold. It was an incredible experience, even when sitting in an Idaho theater, to witness Violetta’s emotional journey as told through voice and performance. But the
story was also expressed through a surreal, “Dali-esque” set; as the New York Times wrote, “The production places the action entirely within a curved, bright-gray wall that looks like an arena. To the side a gigantic clock ticks off the diminishing minutes of Violetta’s life.” Tick, tock…..the Met’s La Traviata ends May 2nd.
Surrealist works feature the element of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions, and a nod to the absurd. Surrealism was initially centered in Paris. In the 1920s it began to spread around the globe, eventually affecting the visual ARTs, literature, film, and music of many countries (opera) and languages, as well as political thought and practice, philosophy, and social theory.
Joseph Kinnebrew is the latest artist to join ARTprojectA. Perhaps he is best known for his lush floral paintings with vibrant colors and organic lines, in fact we’re very pleased to show several of them on our website. But he has also experimented with the world of the absurd by entering the realm of surrealism; the paintings are stunning and at the same time haunting. Discover original ART by Joseph Kinnebrew at ARTprojectA.com.
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