Friday, February 8, 2013

South Pacific's New Ad

This is the new ad for, to appear in 'The Volunteer', the magazine of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives.
The background is the Dalí Museum in Figueras (Spain) with Dalí's painting 'Homage to Rothko' in the background.

Dali loved complex titles and 'Gala Contemplating the Mediterranean Sea which at Twenty Meters becomes a Portrait of Abraham Lincoln' is one of the longer ones, including its subtitle, 'Homage to Rothko'. But it sums up the major feature for viewers, which is the spectacular double image Dali created. Though he took the work seriously, he was having some fun, making us work for that optical illusion. The best way to see it is from 20 meters (almost 66 feet). At the Dali Museum, it hangs at the end of the large back gallery so you can take a close look at it, then back up until you see Lincoln's image emerge.
And yes, even from your computer monitor you can see the effect; enlarge the picture and move away from the monitor as far as you can. 

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