Melting Away

With the summer in full swing, there’s a lot of melting going on, including this Dali-esque piece by Gabriel Cece.

Speaking of melting, I’m going to be going on vacation to the Dominican starting tomorrow, and I’ll be gone for about a week and a half.  Fret not, ModBlog will still continue to be updated.  Sean has graciously agreed to fill in for me while I’m gone, so be sure to play nice.  See you soon!

Who is that Mustachioed Man?

This is one of those pieces where a single photo doesn’t do it justice at all.  Michael Kozlenko has created a beautiful collage containing many of the works of Salvador Dali, as well as a portrait of the man himself.

Everything about this piece is gorgeous, including the little coloured dots bordering it.  Be sure to check out the Kipod Tattoo gallery to get a better look at it.

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The Tongue Through the Tooth

The last time we featured a tattoo involving Dali on ModBlog, it got picked up by such varied places as Boing Boing, the official Star Wars site, and the personal blog of a Playboy magazine editor. I only mention this because, as excellent as toserveman‘s Dali portrait tattoo is, a precedent has been set, and I will not be satisfied unless it is linked to by NASA, the official web site of the Italian federal legislature and a talking gorilla’s Tumblr page. You’re all on notice.

(Tattoo by Zac Adkins in Orlando, Florida.)

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All Around the Circle

It can be a crap-shoot when adapting a painting into a tattoo, trying to balance which elements can be translated effectively and which will require certain modifications. Consider what Wil from Randy Adams Tattoo in Ft. Worth, Texas, did to interpret Dali’s The Ship here. Everything seems a little more “solid” in the tattoo than in the original (Ed. note: I am not a student of visual art and there is not even a slight chance that I’ll use the proper terminology here), and that it was consciously “tattooified” (Ed. note: This, however, is a perfectly cromulent art term) rather than the artist making an effort to create a carbon-copy of the source material. In this case, this seems like an appropriate course to take. What do you all think? About this interpretation, about adapting paintings into tattoos in general, about the world … let’s chat, ModBlog.