Kubrick’s ‘One-Point Perspective’ [video]

Here at Larkalong, we’re big fans of video essayist Kogonada. He has made some great videos highlighting key auteur trademarks. One if his best is his video highlighting Kubrick’s use of one point perspective: “which refers to compositions in which spatial planes converge at one vanishing point in the distance—such as in a shot down a long hallway, or over train tracks headed into the horizon” (Slate)

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The Hallucinogenic Toreador

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The Hallucinogenic Toreador (1968–1970) is an oil painting. Salvador Dalí painted it in 1970, following the canons of his particular interpretation of surrealist thought. It is currently being exhibited at the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. In this piece, Dali transmits his wife’s dislike for bullfighting. By combining symbolism with optical illusions and estranging yet familiar motifs, he creates his own visual language.

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Philip Larkin | Annus Mirabilis

Sexual intercourse began
In nineteen sixty-three
(which was rather late for me) –
Between the end of the Chatterley ban
And the Beatles’ first LP.

Up to then there’d only been
A sort of bargaining,
A wrangle for the ring,
A shame that started at sixteen
And spread to everything.

Then all at once the quarrel sank:
Everyone felt the same,
And every life became
A brilliant breaking of the bank,
A quite unlosable game.

So life was never better than
In nineteen sixty-three
(Though just too late for me) –
Between the end of the Chatterley ban
And the Beatles’ first LP.

E. E. Cummings | i love you much (most beautiful darling)

“i love you much (most beautiful darling)

more than anyone on the earth and i
like you better than everything in the sky

—sunlight and singing welcome your coming

although winter may be everywhere
with such a silence and such a darkness
noone can quite begin to guess

(except my life) the true time of year—

and if what calls itself a world should have
the luck to hear such singing (or glimpse such
sunlight as will leap higher than high
through gayer than gayest someone’s heart at your each

nearness) everyone certainly would (my
most beautiful darling) believe in nothing but love”

Salvador Dali – Adolescence

This painting, Adolescence, by Salvador Dali features the young Dalí with his beloved nurse, Lucia. Her head and back are also the nose and mouth that, combined with the eyes in the hills, complete the paranoiac-critical face. The face might be Gala, with whom Dalí was becoming more and more infatuated at that time. Dalí loved his nurse very much so there is a symbolic reason to use her figure as the completing elements of Gala’s face.

This painting was stolen at gunpoint from Scheringa Museum for Realism in Spanbroek, Netherlands in 2009 and is still missing.

Taken from http://deskarati.com/2012/09/18/adolescence/