HR Giger: Dali's "Debris of an automobile giving birth to a blind horse biting a telephone" (1938)
which is a reinterpretation of Picasso's Guernica,
is also integrated into Giger's Anima Mia


On 27th February 2015, I took a look at a book of Dali pictures and suddenly notice HR Giger: Dali "Debris of an automobile giving birth to a blind horse biting a telephone" painted in 1938 as a homage to Picasso's Guernica. Perhaps we can say that reinterpreting Guernica seemed to be a sort of a surrealist preoccupation. Dali's work hich is shows a life form that's part horse and part car, indeed a biomechanoid in its own right and perhaps gets loosely in the catagory of weird early 20th Century biomechanoids that we can put Max Ernst's weird elephantine creation Celebes from 1921. Looking further we can see signs of Dali's painting incorporated into Gige's Anima Mia.


Anima Mia (1980-81)
 
Pablo Picasso's Guernica (1937)

Dali's "Debris of an automobile giving birth to a blind horse biting a telephone" 1938

Snake from Giger's  Anima Mia and radiator from
Dali's "debris of an automobile giving birth  to a blind horse biting a telephone"
Giger elaborated on the various spaces in the rocks on the far right of Dali's painting to create head and other features

Machinery across the bottom left of Anima Mia inspired by the horse body with car parts
Woman with Mayan looking hair patterns and horse's tail from Dali picture

 Curved and entity with pointed hat from Anima Mia and dali's painting's wheel and horse hoof

Perhaps the wheel shape from the image above and the horse's back legs and rear in this detail from Dali's painting inspired the Y shape with the interconnected torsoes with buttocks.


At the top of the  rump of the horse in Dali's painting is a formation like a pair of human buttocks which Giger transforms into female buttocks.

The divide in the horses rear becomes the open slit running along the ribbed formation

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