This is one of the only things from my art school days that I still like and it fucking infuriates me that I can’t find it. Good thing I saved a scan of it at least.


The Divine Mystery by Adrian Borda, 2009. Oil on canvas.

You can tell when I really like a surrealist piece of art because I make a confused face like I’m subconsciously thinking “but WHY?” and stare at the screen for several seconds.


Too Soon for Thunder by Kay Sage, 1943. Oil on canvas, 28 x 36 inches Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri. Photo by Hanneorla.


The Courtship, by Satan, of a Fire-Breathing Poodle by Dax Norman, 2004. 4 x 5 feet.


[This] is one of my favorites. It is a large piece, (4 feet by 5 feet) painted in 2004, the summer before I started at art school.

There are a lot of layers to this one. The largest hidden images are of both a self portrait of my face, as well as the mona lisa. I think that may be a tongue in cheek thing, that I was saying, this is my mona lisa, in some way. There are a ton of things going on. I got the title from a skeleton man that is in there, pleading with a pink poodle.  there is a wine class in between them, part of mona lisa’s forehead.

The wine in the glass is the poodle’s fire, which he is breathing on satan.

In these kinds of paintings… every piece of imagery is part of at least three scenes, simultaneously.


Inhuman Rearing by Victor Safonkin, 1999. Oil on canvas, 75 x 60 cm. Private Collection; reproduction available.

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