By Jose Jimenez-Justiniano, Elsa Luciano Feal, Jane Elizabeth Alberdeston
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It is curious to note that the surrealists criticized Dalí’s The Lugubrious Game (1929), not because it was a eulogy to onanism, but because the character in the foreground had his underpants stained with fecal matter. The Surrealist group, lead by André Breton, asked Gala Dalí whether her husband was a coprophile, though the artist was only rendering a souvenir from his childhood, when his father had sullied himself after having eaten a lot of fresh plums (Gibson 291). Here the reader must remember the scandals surrounding Otto Mühl’s performance Pissaktion (1968) and Günter Brus’ Körperanalyse I (1969).
She would do a headstand on an armchair in the parlor, her back against the chair’s back, her legs bent towards me... I would put the egg right on the hole in her ass, and she would skillfully amuse herself by shaking it in the deep crack of her buttocks. (Story of the Eye 6) An anus is transformed into an eye and an eye explodes to recover its original nature as an anus, following the arguments pointed out by Roland Barthes in his semiotic analysis Story of the Eye. In this essay Barthes codi¿es a chain of displaced images from the eye and its secretions that, in my point of view, marks their links with formlessness and disgust: eye/tears ĺ egg/yolk-white ĺ sun/rays ĺ penis/urine-semen ĺ testicle/semen ĺ anus/excrements ĺ vagina/urine-Àow-menstrual blood (722-723).
London: Penguin Books, 1972. 7-32. Everett, Sally. ” Art Theory and Criticism. An Anthology of Formalist, Avant-Garde, Contextualist and Postmodernist Thought. Ed. Sally Everett. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 1991. ix-xiii. Freeland, Cynthia. But is it Art? An Introduction to Art Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. Greenberg, Clement. ” Art Theory and Criticism. An Anthology of Formalist, Avant-Garde, Contextualist and Postmodernist Thought. Ed. Sally Everett. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 1991.
Art and the Artist in Society by Jose Jimenez-Justiniano, Elsa Luciano Feal, Jane Elizabeth Alberdeston