Sunday, March 26, 2006

Autumnal Cannibalism


This picture represent two people in a relationship consuming one another. To be honest I'm badly disturbed by the way the artist present his/her point of view about human relationships, be it love, business, friends or just family.
Painted just after the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in 1936, this work shows a couple locked in a cannibalistic embrace. They are pictured on a table-top, which merges into the earthy tones of a Spanish landscape in the background. The conflict between countrymen is symbolised by the apple balanced on the head of the male figure, which refers to the legend of William Tell, in which a father is forced to shoot at his son.
This is just one of the more disturbing art Tate Modern have to presents. Somehow, Claudia seems to think otherwise. What do you think?

Reference: Autumnal Cannibalism,
Tags: Tate Modern, Modern Art, Contemporary Art, Autumnal, Cannibalism,

1 comment:

Chern Jie said...

Dali Cannibal - another picture.

Salvador DalĂ­, Autumnal Cannibalism, 1936