Salvador Dali's Autumnal Cannibalism (1936)
references Sergei Eisenstein' Egotism (1934)?

leading from

a) Dali's Autumnal Cannibalism (1936)

b) Looking for various possible things referenced in Dali's Autumnal Cannibalism, I came upon Eisenstein's drawing Egotism done as a drawing for a cover of Stendal's works on September 30th 1934. It displays a man bending in such a way that he can perform fellatio on himself. I often find that Dali has created paintings partially based upon what Eisenstein had drawn and Eisenstein had sometimes drawing something based upon what Dali had painted

c) The arm becomes an arm holding a fork

d) The plinth becomes the drawer
The foot becomes a stocking draped over the drawer
Perhaps the O in EGOTISM becomes the drawer hand

e) The back becomes two heads absorbed into one another

f) So generally speaking the almost bird like head of the man performing fellatio becomes the downward curve of the soft architecture, the frill of hair becomes the creases in the arm, the features of the face becomes the small items on the downward curve and the male member becomes the knife.

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