Happy birthday to one of the most influential and humble musicians ever. He has inspired other musicians as well as ordinary people. Music would not be the same without all he has done. Happy birthday, Geddy Lee!
Salvador Dali ~ “Inventions of the Monsters”1937
Describing this work Dali said:"According to Nostradamus the apparition of monsters presages the outbreak of war. The canvas was painted in the Semmering mountains near Vienna a few months before the Anschluss [the 1938 political union of Austria and Germany] and has a prophetic character. Horse women equal maternal river monsters. Flaming giraffe equals masculine apocalyptic monster. Cat angel equals divine heterosexual monster. Hourglass equals metaphysical monster. Gala and Dalí equal sentimental monster. The little blue dog is not a true monster"
Indeed this painting has an ominous mood. It is rife with threats of danger, from the menacing fire in the distance to the sibylline figure in the foreground with an hourglass and a butterfly, both symbols of the inevitability of death. Next to this figure sit Dalí and his wife and muse, Gala. With his native Catalonia embroiled in the Spanish Civil War, the artist surely felt great anxiety over a world without a safe haven, a world that indeed had allowed for the “invention of monsters”. <source>
when u take off ur bra
me when buying something over $10: do i need this? do i need any material objects? will this matter when i face the great abyss?
Photograph taken by Homer Sykes.