Alice in process…

Instead of the question “Who is Alice?” there are now paths leading to what Alice might come to be…

27 Mar 2010

Surrealist Alices and friends


SALVADOR DALI

Salvador Dali se encontra entre os pintores deste século que fizeram um maior número de ilustrações para obras literárias. Sua Alice não é propriamente uma menina, vulto misterioso que atravessa pulando corda um país das Maravilhas repleto de referências simbólicas e obsessões dalinianas.





Salvador Dali, 1969



Salvador Dali, 1969


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RENÉ MAGRITTE

O grande foco de Magritte era o mistério inerente aos objetos. Magritte jogava com o aparente e o oculto, questionando a identidade visível, buscando uma dimensão curiosa e maravilhosa por trás da sua forma evidente. Ele tornava visível o invisível, desafiando a lógica e o bom senso. Como Alice, as figuras de Magritte perdiam em identidade, mas ganhavam em mistério e diversidade. Sua pintura subvertia o visível por meio de uma ordem mágica e poética. Magritte nos faz acreditar no impossível, como a Rainha Branca do país do espelho, buscando a visão da noite secreta das coisas.

"Magritte was fascinated by Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. In fact the two Carroll novels (Through the Looking Glass) were highly regarded by most surrealists including Andre breton. In the 1936 after the Surrealists exhibition that Mesens organized the British surrealists were dubbed 'the Children of Alice,' while others stressed its international character." found HERE



Rene Magritte, 
Alice au pays des merveilles, 1952



Rene Magritte, 
Alice au pays des merveilles, 1946


MAX ERNST

Em Lewis Carroll’s Wunderhorn a arte de Ernst, aparentemente tão espontânea e afetiva, se reveste de alto grau de precisão lógica e geométrica. Não foi por acaso que se ocupou de um aspecto fundamental da obra de Lewis Carroll geralmente negligenciado: seus textos sobre lógica.



Max Ernst




Max Ernst



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JAN SVANKMAJER


O país das Maravilhas de Svankmajer não é um parque de diversões, mas uma visão surreal e aterrorizante, capaz de provocar nas mentes mais impressionáveis, noites de pesadelos. Svankmajer adaptou a história de Carroll segundo um diálogo pessoal com o mundo dos sonhos da sua própria infância.




Svankmajer



Svankmajer


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MAGGIE TAYLOR


In recent years Maggie Taylor has emerged as one of the most accomplished and innovative masters of digital imaging processes. Taylor’s composite images give fresh insight as a new set of illustrations for Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Using sources ranging from snapshots to 19th-century daguerreotypes and tintypes, she constructs fantastic, surreal narratives. Her digital transformations bring out the fantasy and fantastic that is at the heart of Carroll’s playfully ironic writing.




Maggie Taylor



Maggie Taylor




MARK RYDEN


"Ryden's work combines a saccharine cartoon-like sensibility - much like the doe-eyed Margaret Keane creatures of the 1960s - with a detailed fullness and a creepy combination of numerology, little girls,meat, Catholic and Buddhist symbolism, and carnivalesque Americana. Toys are a big component of his art. His work ranges from large highly-polished oil paintings to small black-and-white works on paper. Like modern illustrators Sir John Tenniel and Edward Gorey, Ryden is influenced by the fantastic art of Alice in Wonderland and early Renaissance landscapes."




Mark Ryden


Mark Ryden



Mark Ryden




NORMAN PARKER

"The 'Alice-related' paintings on the website are as follows: 'Magritte's Stove' (p. 1) The sleeping Red King from "Through the Looking-Glass" ( LG ) appears four times. 'Scholarly Elements . . .' (p. 1) The Red Queen here represents "English" in a pictorial representation of School Subjects. 'Unshored Fragments' (p. 3) has a fragment of Red King. All 70 (so far) Tor paintings are loosely based on the Hokusai 36 Views of Mt. Fuji series, but the atmosphere is that of the 'Alice books' in many ways. The flat country round the Tor is divided into squares like a chessboard (cf. the view from the garden in LG) by waterways called the rhines, instead of hedges and many of the paintings are of, or contain, reflections. You will also find castles, knights and bishops here and there. I am a devotee of Tenniel, and many of the tiny details are influenced by him."




Norman Parker



Norman Parker




DAVID STOUPAKIS


"Surrealism is also a strong characteristic of your paintings, from Dali to Lewis Carroll, a word about your inspirations?

I have always been inspired by fairy tales like Wizard of Oz, Hansel and Gretel, The Story of Little Suck-a-Thumb, and Alice In Wonderland to name a few. There are so many great ones out there and much of my work is inspired by all of these great stories that I grew up on."






David Stoupakis



David Stoupakis



David Stoupakis



SERGEY TYUKANOV

“Each person has his or her own idea of the world. Pictures are the window to the world of the artist, who has an opportunity to create things that are impossible in the real world. My world is the world of the metamorphosis and paradox, which are reality for me, and this reality I materialize in my works. I like to be surprised and astonished, I like to surprise and astonish myself.”




Sergey Tyukanov



Sergey Tyukanov



Sergey Tyukanov


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