Inspiration from Dali for Necronom V


Salvador Dali's "soft construction with boiled beans (premonition of civil war)" (1936)

a) Giger's introduction to Dali was through seeing a postcard of "soft construction with boiled beans (premonition of civil war)" when he was fourteen years of age. (See: Giger on Dali)

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b) It shows something near enough the lower part of a human body  stretched across the lower half of the painting incorporating human buttocks and an upper leg, ending in a hand and sprouting an arm raised upwards that ends in a hand holding the elongated breast of a crone like character who has no lower body but perhaps an leg like limb in place of an arm that stands upon the buttock part of the main body part at the lower half of the picture. And this painting so I have discovered appears to have been inspired by the work of Goya. (See: Goya's "Subir y bajar" inspired Salvador Dali's "Soft construction with boiled beans (premonition of civil war) ?")

 Giger's Necronom V

c) Giger came to create Necronom V in 1976. We see upper part of the picture a semi humanoid figure with perhaps no proper lower body, although it may be argued that it has become a tusk like shape penetrating the upper torso of the main figure. Along the bottom of the the painting, we see pipe like trunk of a structure with a semi humanoid head at the end of the raised tip and this is being ridden by the human figure in the centre as if it were a bike. It appeared as if he were incorporating elements from the Pakal Votan Tomb Lid into the picture as well as perhaps slight elements from the Henu Barque into the upper figure as well in that it has a horned skull like head along an upper body slightly suggestive of a boat shape that would lead to the development of the space jockey that took a more direct connection with the Henu Barque

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