The " Portrait of Emilio Terry (Unfinished)" trail

Leading from
(Still collating)

http://alienexplorations.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/portrait-of-mr-emilio-terry-unfinished.html


This painting appears to be an evolution from Salvator Rosa's Temptation of St Anthony (1645) and Max Ernst "The Virgin Spanking the Christ Child before Three Witnesses: Andre Breton, Paul Eluard, and the Painter", along the trail of the Henu Barque. From Max Ernst's painting, a suggestion of this sense of a shadow evolved through Sodoma (1929) by Alberto Savinio and "Acompa├▒amiento sin copado (staccato)"(c. 1928-1930) by Frantisek Kupka, but once it got to Dali, the idea took on a form that sent the shadow in new directions for people to reference over time

However this trail begins before the painting as a portrait was known to have been started. I might wonder then if a important part of the painting had been started before it became repurposed as a portrait of Emilio Terry. If so Sergei Eisenstein and HP Lovecraft would have seen a black and white photo of the the composition in 1931 during the time of the "Newer Super-Realism" exhibition in America in 1931 at the Wadsworth Atheneum. But, if an element of the painting existed before Emilio was added, we haven't seen such an image.

In the second half of the 20th Century of the painting appeared to become referenced in the poster for Land that time forgot poster and its sequel. Appears as if Giger referenced "The land that time forgot"
poster as well in at least one Mordor painting. The Dali painting meanwhile was referenced in "Inhuman Rearing"  by Viktor Safonkin. In the twenty first century, we find the image referenced by Moebius in an illustration and then concept illustrations for Alien Covenant by Stephane Levallois


1426

Resurrection of Christ by Mast Franke

One of the Resurrection of Christ paintings popular during the 15th Century that appeared to reference the Henu Barque in a variety of ways. 

Resurrection of Christ (1426) by Master Franke

1926

1926.a) "The Virgin Spanking the Christ Child before Three Witnesses: Andre Breton, Paul Eluard, and the Painter" by Max Ernst

References? 

  • Resurrection of Christ (1426) by Master Franke. Perhaps there's the idea that Max Ernst decided to reference this painting because it was painted the same year but from different centuries.


1929
Sodoma (1929) by Alberto Savinio

References?
  • "The Virgin Spanking the Christ Child before Three Witnesses: Andre Breton, Paul Eluard, and the Painter" by Max Ernst (1926)
  • "Resurrection of Christ" by Mast Franke (1426)





From around. 1928 - 1930 

"Acompanamiento sincopado (staccato)" by Frantisek Kupka


References?
  • Sodoma (1929) by Alberto Savinio
  • Skat players : Card Playing War Invalids (1920) by Otto Dix




1931

1931. a) "Crucifixion as a bullfight" by Sergei Eisenstein

References? 

  • It's as if Eisenstein found out about the dark sculptural form from Dali's Portrait of Emilo Terry ahead of the time it was turned into a portrait,  perhaps by the same means that HP Lovecraft did, 
  • Eisenstein also appear to realised how Dali's painting tied in with Salvador Rosa's Temptation of St Anthony.
Referenced by?
  • HR Giger would later reference this drawing in a great beast concept painting for Poltergeist 2



1931. b) See: Evolution of Lovecrafts Elder Things / Old Ones

References ?

  • As if Lovecraft himself is being labeled as one of the Henu Barquers, because of an initial sketch he did for his Elder Thing that he crossed out in his letter, and this would also tie in with knowledge of the Henu Barque design to be found on the outside of the Egyptian Theatre cinema in Hollywood. 
  • I suspect that he would have found out about the dark sculptural form in Dali's Portrait of Emilio Terry ahead of time by the same means that Sergei Eisenstein did, which he found inspiring for his ideas but he realised that he had to do something very different for his own creature.


Preliminary sketch for elder thing
Drawn and crossed from notes for At The Mountains of Madness 
(image taken from the notes and crossed out lines removed)

1934

1934. a) See: Portrait of Mr Emilio Terry (unfinished) by Salvador Dali

Perhaps the shadowy sculpture was painted first of all around 1930, before being repurposed as a portrait of Emilio Terry in the following years and finished in 1934.
It has often been dated to 1930 however it is a bit strange to wonder why.
If the shadowy sculpture had been painted, before the composition was to be used as a portrait, then it was made known to various people in America during the time of a surrealist exhibition,

References?
  • The painting appears to reference the Henu Barque
  • Salvator Rosa's Temptation of St Anthony which seems to belong to another trail stemming from something yet to be realised.
  • "The Virgin Spanking the Christ Child before Three Witnesses: Andre Breton, Paul Eluard, and the Painter" by Max Ernst (1926)
  • Then it appears that Dali saw "Sodoma" (1929) by Alberto Savinio because it appeared to reference Max Ernst's painting
  • It also looks as if he saw "Acompanamiento sincopado (staccato)" by Frantisek Kupka which also appeared to reference Savinio's Sodoma which seemed to be from the 1928-1930 time period.


     
Referenced by?
  • HP Lovecraft seems to have referenced the shadowy sculpture in his initial Elder Thing sketch in 1931
  • Sergei Eisenstein seems to have referenced it for his Bullfight as crucifixion drawing in 1931.
  • It looks as if it been referenced in the design of the Excessive Machine in 1968
  • Roland Topor would reference it in an untitled drawing in 1975

http://alienexplorations.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/portrait-of-mr-emilio-terry-unfinished.html



1975

1975. a) See: Poster for "The Land That Time Forgot" (film released 13th August 1975 )

References?
  • "Portrait of Emilio Terry (unfinished)" by Salvador Dali (1930-34 ?)
  • Cover of "Mickey Mouse and the Pirate Submarine" by Floyd Gottfredson (1939)?
  • "Moon woman cuts the circle" by Jackson Pollock (1944)
http://alienexplorations.blogspot.com/2018/06/poster-for-land-that-that-time-forgot.html


1975. b)  See: Mordor V (work 281)



References?
  • Poster for "The Land That Time Forgot"
Mordor V by HR Giger

1975. c) See: Mordor VI (work 282)

References?
  • Poster for "The Land That Time Forgot"
  • Numerous other things indeed

Mordor VI by HR Giger


1975. d) Untitled by Roland Topor

References?
  • "Portrait of Emilio Terry (unfinished)" by Salvador Dali
  • "Carnival in the Mountains" by Paul Klee (1924) 
  • Appears to bear similarities to Giger Mordor IV as well, as if Topor as seen Giger's painting.





1977

1977. a) Poster for "The People That Time Forgot"  ( Film released 27 August 1977)

References?
  • "Portrait of Emilio Terry (unfinished)" by Salvador Dali



1999

1999. a) "Inhuman Rearing" by Viktor Safonkin

References?
  • "Portrait of Emilio Terry (unfinished)" by Salvador Dali



2010
 
2010.a) See: Untitled Drawing by Jean Giraud/ Moebius



References?
  • "Portrait of Emilio Terry (unfinished)" by Salvador Dali
 (A thanks goes to Damjan Bojadziev‎ for posting this
image at the Jean Giraud Moebius Facebook group. https://www.facebook.com
)

2016

2016.a) See: Alien Covenant : "Baby Neomorph spine out," concept art (2016) by Stephane Levallois.

References?
  • "Portrait of Emilio Terry (unfinished)" by Salvador Dali
  • Moebius' 2010 unnamed illustration

Baby Neomorph spine out, concept art for Alien Covenant (2016) by Stephane Levallois
2016. b) See: Alien Covenant: Neomorph illustration by Stephane Levallois

References?
  • "Portrait of Emilio Terry (unfinished)" by Salvador Dali


http://alienexplorations.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/alien-covenant-neomorph-illustration-by.html
Neomorph concept art for Alien Covenant (2016) by Stephane Levallois




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