Sunday, May 23, 2021

WLEM FM

 

Overheard at Lem's: 

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...Definitely an animal face- I see a kitty.


The kitty is obvious in that Santana debut album -- but can you see others?

The story behind the cover art. 

15 comments:

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

elvish faces... some legs. more human faces. Human faces with giant sprigs of whiskers extruding...

ampersand said...

Salvador Dali made several of these pictures in pictures using several different mediums.
I don't know if there's a word to describe the technique in the art world

Nieuw Amsterdam (Bust of White Eagle)

Bust of Velázquez Turning into Three Figures Conversing

Face of Mae West

ndspinelli said...

Played this album a lot in college.

ampersand said...

Can of Cheese, look again. Those legs belong to a body with it's arms folded and his head bent down. I see 8 faces total.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

My eye sight ain't great. So - woman with a skirt?> what's going on in kitties mouth?

ampersand said...

Here's a larger view of the Santana cover

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

thanks - I see 8 faces total. Is this an eye test?
I still cannot figure out what's inside the mouth. It's a twap.

ampersand said...

Here's some detail of the Bust of Velasquez

Dali painted a copy of Velazquez's 'Las Meninas' on the forehead.

ampersand said...

The mouth is the upper chest of the figure. The bottom teeth cover the breast, the upper teeth form a necklace. The lips form crossed arms.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

OK - yeah.

MamaM said...

If there's a term for that technique in the art world, I don't know it and couldn't find it. It also took a 5 second delay for my brain to register that the "muse called Mary Jane" wasn't the woman she first appeared to be. But I did manage to find the 8 faces, preferring the album cover to the original poster.

I wasn't familiar with any of three Dali's linked, appreciating them all and experiencing the Mae West one as most unsettling, verging on the creepiness mentioned in the other post.

The Bust of White Eagle came through as dynamic.

There was another intriguing picture by Dali of Dali under face illusions:
http://brainden.com/images/dali-illusion-big.jpg

ampersand said...

There's an actual Mae West room at The Dali museum in Spain.

chickelit said...

MamaM said...If there's a term for that technique in the art world, I don't know it and couldn't find it.

Trompe l'oeil? Highlights Hidden Pictures?

Sixty Grit said...

In general I think this falls under the category of Surrealism, but that's about it.

ampersand said...

Optical illusion is the only thing I can find but this type of art deserves it's own name. Maybe German's have a word for it. OTOH 'German's have a word for it' should have it's own word.