The "Treasures of Satan" Trail through the 1940s

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a) Dali's "Daddy Longlegs of the Evening - Hope!" (1940)
Dali merges elements of Treasures of Satan, Celebes, Skat Players and Guernica in a transformed state in his painting, perhaps takes into consideration elements from André Masson's Dans la tour du Sommeil with the harp featuring female body parts and turning into a tree with a low wall around it.

See also:  Dali's "Daddy Longlegs of the Evening - Hope!" (1940)

http://alienexplorations.blogspot.co.uk/1979/07/dalis-daddy-longlegs-of-evening.html
Dali's "Daddy Longlegs of the Evening - Hope!" (1940)
b) James Gleeson's "Galaxy" (1943)
James Gleeson appears to take Dali's "Daddy Longlegs of the Evening - Hope!" (1940) and generally turn much of it inside out, bringing in horns that might either be as the horns of the Guernica bull or the front tips of the tentacles of the devil in Treasures of Satan.

There might be various comparisons between this painting and Delville's to be aware of and then in a non definite way because of the nature of the painting.

 
http://alienexplorations.blogspot.co.uk/1979/07/dalis-daddy-longlegs-of-evening.html
James Gleeson's "Galaxy" (1943)

c)  Shipwreck from "The Adventures of Tintin and Red Rackham's Treasure" (1944)

Shipwreck from "The Adventures of Tintin and Red Rackam's Treasure"


c) Wifredo Lam's The Eternal Present (An Homage to Alejandro García Caturla) (1944)
Wifredo Lam painted  The Eternal Present, taking such things as mythological concepts from the  Yoruban belief system and presented them in ways that could engage viewers with little understanding of those concepts.

The first thing to point out is that it seems reminiscent of Picasso's work and then one might point to works such as "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon" and "Guernica", I would personally go straight to "Guernica" and then realising where Guernica was coming from, see how The Eternal Present also suggests shapes and forms from Gleeson's "Galaxy", Dali's "Daddy Longlegs of the evening - hope!", Dix's "Skat Players" which appears to be the painting that formed the basis of the structure of Lam's work, and perhaps the bite into the fruit from Galaxy has become the buttocks of the left female body.

See also: Wifredo Lam's The Eternal Present (An Homage to Alejandro García Caturla) (1944)


d) Dorothea Tanning's Avatar (1947)
Dorothea Tanning's Avatar shows a painting with a room, a central light hanging on the ceiling and a devil figure.

Perhaps this too is part of the "Treasures of Satan" descendants and also takes note of Guernica's central light and the diagonal lines present in the painting, although nothing has been said about the paintings that this might reference.

It appears that the thing which inspired the painting the most were flying dreams in relation to it.




(Source http://www.dorotheatanning.org/life-and-work/view/604/)

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