Salvador Dalí’s tiger, quite inspired by an ad for Ringling Bros

Dali Ringling Bros tiger inspiration

Left: Ad for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, Charles Livingston Bull 1915

Right: Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Pomegranate a Second Before Awakening, Salvador Dalí 1944

A poster I found in my attic reminded me one of my favorite piece by Salvador Dali, I think we can agree one got inspired by the other.

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2 thoughts on “Salvador Dalí’s tiger, quite inspired by an ad for Ringling Bros

  1. Hello Steren, that is a very interesting post you made there. You should read the essay “Benefit of Clergy: some notes on Salvador Dali” by George Orwell (comes up right away on google). Orwell considered Dali to be evil and an impostor, someone with no moral sense and with no real deep creative talent. In Orwell’s opinion Dali was someone who had a talent for drawing but nothing else. So, according to Orwell, he might not just have been inspired by the tiger but actually did a copy-paste. Even if I have liked some of Dali’s works, I adore Orwell’s essay and I think he has a point, it’s important to have moral and spiritual values.
    See you sometime soon I hope, David

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