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Art Cooking: Dali's "Metamorphosis of Narcissus"

This month I was inspired by Dali's "Metamorphosis of Narcissus" I half-heartedly tried to learn how to make sot-boiled eggs, but I didn't get the timing right. I was mostly trying to make something that refers to the painting. :)

"This painting is Dalí's interpretation of the Greek myth of Narcissus. Narcissus was a youth of great beauty who loved only himself and broke the hearts of many lovers. The gods punished him by letting him see his own reflection in a pool. He fell in love with it, but discovered he could not embrace it and died of frustration. Relenting, the gods immortalised him as the narcissus (daffodil) flower. For this picture Dalí used a meticulous technique which he described as 'hand-painted colour photography' to depict with hallucinatory effect the transformation of Narcissus, kneeling in the pool, into the hand holding the egg and flower. Narcissus as he was before his transformation is seen posing in the background. The play with 'double images' sprang from Dalí's fascination with hallucination and delusion."


First I held it this way and then I realized that the fingers are holding the egg differently. However, I am left-handed, so I instinctively held the egg with my left hand, whereas in the painting they are being held with the right hand.

These are flowers from the cover of the Feb. 2021 Better Homes & Gardens. I'm fairly certain they are Narcissus or daffodils too. Or similar! :)

Next time I will work on the cooking the egg part, but I think there is enough of a reference to Dali's painting for the art part. It's fun to recreate things or make thing with ordinary objects at home. Haha! :) I do it everyday with the Coronatessellations / #dailyart project. This only shows #1-137. I'm up to #348 or something.


Give it a try! We are good at this!

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