Samstag, März 26, 2005

DALI's secret GAY LIFE

Salvador Dali was 19 years old when he met the poet Federico Garcia Lorca who was six years older than him. Two years later, they were an inseperable couple ... "By the spring of 1925, Lorca and Dalí were near-constant companions. Each found in the other a reflection of his own beliefs and ambition, and most of all, talent. While there was an element of idolatry to their friendship, of mutual awe, there was, increasingly, signs of love."
At the heart of the friendship is the question of their involvement with one another. Certainly, Dalí was aware of Lorca’s sexual orientation. In his letters to Lorca, Dalí wrote "Federiquito…, I’ve seen you, little beastie that you are, little erotic beastie, with your sex and the little eyes of your body and your hairs and your terror of death and your wish that if you die gentlemen will know about it."
Dalí sent Lorca letters, drawings, collages, photographs, postcards, and even a florid valentine – stamped "My Beloved Darling."

In Lorca’s Ode to Salvador Dalí, his poem hints at a hidden homosexuality "I sing your restless longing for the statue / your fear of the feelings that await you in the street."
In a later stanza he emphasizes: "It isn’t art the light that blinds our eyes. It is first of all love, friendship or the art of fencing."
Love, many art historians believe, is surely what it was.

The friendship between the two artists ended in 1928 when Lorca fell in love to another one.

The next year Dali met GALA who became later his wife. But
: "... Salvador Dali's unconsummated marriage to Gala was one of fear and devotion. The artist loved men, especially his rich patron Edward James and García Lorca, the poet. Gala and Federico García Lorca appear in many of Dali's paintings."

Dali's wife GALA was the model for MARY MAGDALENE on the "CRUCIFIXION" and I guess that FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA was the model for the very erotic Jesus ( or was it the young poet RENÉ CREVEL for the nearly pagan Jesus ?).