How amazing are these Alice in Wonderland illustrations by Salvador Dali? This twelve-part suite, with one illustration for each chapter of the book, was originally published in 1865 and is one of the rarest and most sought-after of Dali’s works. I love the bold colors and the interplay between the distinct and indistinct; what is rendered in black is so crisp and clear while the colors bleed and fade into each other like a dream. The surrealism of these illustrations so perfectly captures the strange and magical essence of Wonderland, and have made me that much more excited to dive into Alice in Wonderland this summer!
all photos via William Bennett Gallery
“I wish to offer through my photographs escapes into alternative landscapes where the reconstruction of new lands is made possible. The journey inside the image will invite the viewer to enter the space as well as entering the narrative of a ‘make-believe’, bringing him into the game between fiction and reality in which one can identify the fragility of one’s own desires.” – Noemie Goudal
Are these photos incredible or what? I saw them on because i’m addicted the other day and was blown away. I love how Goudal’s installations bring artistic additions to existing locales, blending nature and the industrial and blurring the line between reality and fantasy. They’re like portals opening up to other worlds, like the wardrobe to Narnia: inconspicuous enough, but startlingly magical once you realize what you’re looking at. It’s absolutely inspiring, and it makes me pine to do something creative on a large scale like this.
You can see more of Noemie Goudal’s photos here.
I think most of our trip can be summed up in this last photo. We ate the best meals of our lives and consumed everything that was set in front of us and left nothing behind, until we were so full that we hated ourselves. When in Rome, right?
I’ve posted the majority of the photos I took (plus several of Nate’s), but if you’d like to see more, check out my Flickr set here!
Posted in A Year In Amsterdam, I Heart Art, Photo, So Cultural, The Life de la Kendall, Travel Log
Tagged art, gelato, italy, limoncello, paintings, pizza, rome, sculpture, sistine chapel, vatican museum