Salvador Dali was one of the most controversial and influential artists of the 20th century--truly iconic and instantly recognizable throughout the world. His works have inspired generations of artists; and in Neil Ellman's ekphrastic interpretations, poetry as well. Ellman responds to the paintings as a critic and admirer, at once "reproducing" the images in words, interpreting their meaning, and often reinterpreting them from his own imagination. With a sense of critical awe and humor, Ellman brings Dali's work to life in words and metaphors.
28 pages, 17 poems