MONA WITH SUGGESTIONS OF FIGURES

Category: Anton Exhibit

From the artist: "Here, the familiar face of Da Vinci's Mona Lisa ... formed by coincidences ... peers at us as a dreamlike landscape. This painting was done as an experiment in the double-image effect popularized by Salvador Dali in such paintings as Disappearing Bust of Voltaire (see accompanying photo*)."

*The Disappearing Bust of Voltaire was created by Salvador Dali in 1940. The painting can be seen as a group of characters within the arch of a wall when the image is viewed up-close, or as Voltaire’s head when it is viewed from afar.

(Don't see it? From the center of the picture, let your eyes wander slightly left and the bust of Voltaire should come into focus as a Gestalt switch is experienced to distinguish the many coincidences of figures and shapes).

Year 1999
Format 11 in. X 14 in., Oil on stretched canvas