This Line Greets Us With Every Visit to This Fine Site:
"It is not necessary for the public to know whether I am joking or whether I am serious, just as it is not necessary for me to know it myself." -- Salvador Dali"
Now, This Statement Rings a Phone in Me That I Answer, But the Voice on the Other End Keeps Melting My Watch: Just Look at the Time.
The Inevitable Digression: The Persistence of Memory. I Remember Seeing it in New York and Being Surprised at How Small it Was: 9.5 in × 13 in. I Had Imagined Something More Grandiose in Scale: Closer to Picasso's Guernica (138 in x 307 in) than Something Akin to a Sheet of Typing Paper.
So: First Question. in Art, Does Size Matter at First Impression? Does the Scale Come into Play in Your Initial Assessment? Note: Innuendo is Always Welcome.
Related: Did "War and Peace" Have to Be Precisely That Long? Wagner's Ring Cycle?
- Old Yeller – 35,968 Words
- The Great Gatsby – 47,094 Words
- War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy – 587,287 Words
"My dear young man, don't take it too hard. Your work is ingenious. It's quality work. And there are simply too many notes, that's all. Just cut a few and it will be perfect."
Second Question: What is Your Take on Lem's Salvador Dali Quote? Is There a Point Where Self-Awareness Becomes Paralyzing, or Is It All Enlightenment Cupcakes? How Do We Know When We Are Deceiving Ourselves With Too Many Notes?
To Quote Falco: Rock Me, Amadeus...