Temperatures are soaring across the nation. People are heading to the beach. Miro’s “Summer” exudes a red hot beach, with a scorching yellow sun-lit sky, to make us feel the heat of the event. My blog discusses the painting and the artist’s life and legacy.
Life today seems to be in perpetual motion, continuous, unceasing: the election, the pandemic, social distancing, wearing masks, the weather . . . life just seems to flow along with no real beginning and no real end . . . with a waterfall plunked in here and there, only to start the same flow over again.
Are you confused about what day it is? Seems you are not alone! Staying home during the pandemic has thrown off our perception of time. This reminds me of Dali’s famous melting clocks Surrealistic painting. Dali describes our life today; his surrealistic art is meant to “systemize confusion and help discredit completely the sense of reality.”
This iconic, haunting face is appropriate for the world right now! The COVID pandemic has hit the world full force, shutting down whole countries. Grounded in the real world, the subject departs from visual reality with a voiceless scream. Sound familiar?