WTF? Art Of The Day [Pic]

Submitted by: lostinkorea 6 years ago

5 points to whoever can explain what"s going on!
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Male 2,422
It`s modernist bullpoo is what it is.
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Female 1
The photo is by Philippe Halsman. The title is Dali Atomicus. It is part of a series of "Jumpology" photos which have various famous people photographed whilst jumping. Halsman had some kind of theory of personality traits linked to the way people jumped.
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Female 23
They actually threw the cats, too. Wasn`t this Warhol? Screw art.
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Male 143
Its a real picture. The guy jumped, one friend threw water, one held the chair, one took a picture. The cats and everything else are hanging my strings from the ceiling
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Male 69
i love dali. <3
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Male 441
I saw this poster in Good Will Hunting. Its in Robin William`s character`s office.
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Male 877




have they freed Tibet yet?
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Male 21
And BOOOOOOBS!
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Female 2,289
Female 2,289
I`m sure someones already mentioned the name, but

The Dali Atomicus
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Male 877
its obvious `dont throw the dali out with the catwater`
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Female 512
This has everything...Dali...ninja cats...& slo-mo water. Man, I love Dali...
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Male 558
Samsquanch explained it all. Salvador Dali is WTF is going on here...
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Male 1,067
That is epic :D
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Male 792
It`s a photo shoot of Salvidore Dali.
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Male 782
Someone divided by zero.
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Male 359
I WANT SHAMPOO!!!
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Male 3,631
I`m with you KittenCereal - will you be having these ones for breakfast?
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Male 187
Dali is eternal king of WTF.
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Female 404
I`ve seen a video on how this was made, pretty awesome :)
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Female 57
@Marie-Marie

It`s not Man Ray, it`s Philippe Halsman. Although Man Ray and Dali were acquainted.
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Male 174
zero gravity bitches
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Female 150
it`s art
dun explainin`
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Male 152
"Dali believed he received ideas for his paintings from aliens on the moon using his moustache as antennae"

The alien`s not on the moon. He`s just on the left side of the painting O.o
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Female 109
looks like inception
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Female 1,401
i am ashamed of myself, because as i opened this i said , out loud "D`awwww, look at the kittehs!"
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Male 14
Dali believed he received ideas for his paintings from aliens on the moon using his moustache as antennae
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Female 35
The photo is by Philippe Halsman, but yes, it is of Dali.
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Female 956
Well the great thing about art is anyone can have any sort of idea of what they think a piece means; but one thing I noticed in particular is that the objective seems to be perspective in mid air and/or mid-action.

The canvas is in the air, as well as the chair, the cats, the water, even Dali himself.

I think moments pass so fast we fail to see certain details, perhaps all Dali was trying to do was slow/ freeze a moment so we can view it from another perspective.
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Female 2,120
The water-arch-cat symbolizes eternal life, while everything else symbolizes the massive amounts of LSD required to make this.
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Male 432
salvador dali, but it`s definitely not a painting, it`s a photo. and dali was crazzy :)
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Male 1,164
I see boobies.
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Male 445
lol @ boobage made it onto IAB
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Male 1,625
Dali! Rob pattinson could never do you justice.
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Male 2,050
Looks like that thing from The Abyss is drowning the cat.
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Female 87
Yeah that`s Dali, but the photo taken by Man Ray? I only ask because I`ve just seen Warehouse 13 and I am trying to use knowledge gained from a TV show.

Yeah it is man ray, he did some pretty cool photos
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Male 621
This is awesome beyond words!
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Male 593
Dali freakin ROCKS!
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Male 725
Water propelled cat cannon?
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Male 25,416
Awesome!
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Male 769
Yeah that`s Dali, but the photo taken by Man Ray? I only ask because I`ve just seen Warehouse 13 and I am trying to use knowledge gained from a TV show.
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Female 833
yes. that`s dali. do i win an internets?
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Male 71
I don`t know whats going on here, but it`s my new background.
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Male 76
salvador dali right?
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Male 575
Faramir13: "is thaT salvador dali"

It might be. By the looks of that painting on the right and his fearsome moustache, I might conclude that this is indeed the most bizarre painters of our time.
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Male 52
art, you just might be doing it right
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Male 53
A house floated out into space after a crazy scientist accident went wrong. The man was an olden day pervert, and since there was no internet he had to paint his own porn. He started picking his nose with a paintbrush after he got a nosebleed. The part of body you see behind him is a man that was going to try and kill him. The water is from the broken pipes that went into space with him. That thing on the top is his piano. And as for the cats, they were having a 3-some and then the water came and blasted them. One of them flew away but the other 2 stayed together because his claws were right on his back. Oh, and he that window on a stand was there because He wanted to get a new window, and was planning on cutting out a piece of the wall before he was sidetracked by the urge to make a porn painting. Can I have my 5 points now? 8-)
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Male 8
Art, gain 5 points.
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Male 31
is thaT salvador dali
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Male 102
Jesus kitteh walks on water.
Good news our savior has risen,
Bad news we were suppose to be tithing with catnip.
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Male 1,083
oh. i get it.
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Male 448
My new wallpaper.
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Male 91
man is orchestrating a band of water cats. and chairs.
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Male 11
I see boobies.
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Female 668
it`s Dali. there is no need for explination.
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Male 716
Yes!
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Female 430
flying cats next to a man trying to escape the water
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Male 18
Escher had a wet dream...
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Male 28
looks like someone wished for 3 wet pussies
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Male 1,311
The only thing it`s missing is the marching brooms with the pails of water.
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Female 839
i`m not sure whats happening but it looks awesome
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Male 64
This is proof that you must be very specific when you tell the genie what you wish for.
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Female 26
surealism.
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Female 276
i <3 Dali
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Female 9,403
Looks lie a dream I might have.
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Male 86
Teacher: "...And that kids, is why you shouldnt masturbate."

Kids: 0.0
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Male 368
@mcmonkeyman: it lookslike you should get the points and I NOTICED THE BOOBS!!
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Female 3,574
@mcmonkeyman ... wow I have seen this photo dozens of times and even studied it in school and I never noticed the boobs before lol.
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Female 446
hey! Wait a minute! That was my dream i had 2 weeks ago! I have been robbed of my precious dream. Well...maybe not *precious*...as i actually woke up and dismissed this scene as something that had probably traumatized me in childhood.

But as a Canadian, i will now pardon this steeling of thoughts and by finding a disabled otter and giving him raw potatoes and rocks to break on his stomach as he thinks they are clams and rocks or something. Do not worry! I will feed them cheerios and puffed pastry if they cannot break th potatoe to eat them. I promise!
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Male 36,558
Kittehs! And boobies!!!
And some other stuff too I suppose...
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Male 243
the message is... you`re gay if you don`t notice the boobs, despite all the distractions
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Female 57
It`s called Dali Atomicus by Philippe Halsman from 194...8, if I`m correct. Woohoo, my art history degree isn`t worthless after all!
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Female 1,623
Oh Dali, we need more geniuses like you in this world... now gimme points!
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Male 690
That is artist Salvadore Dali, from Life Magazine, in the 1950s. The photographer was emulating Dali`s surrealist painting int he photo. Read a book, OP, and the world might be a little less mysterious to you.
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Female 301
is he snorting his paintbrush? that can`t be healthy
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Male 36
Early research into the cause and source of WTF had some very promising leads. However, it was misunderstood by the sponsors and funding was quickly cut as the world let out a collective "WTF?!" at the findings.
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Male 75
it`s sperm magnified 100,000,000x
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Female 675
I would hang this on my wall....
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Male 237
acid
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Male 593
The inclusion of cats and WTF in one amazing piece of artwork impresses me to the point of arousal :)
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Male 519
you have just entered the twilight zone.
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Male 36
NSFW on account of the boobs!
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Female 1,593
I can`t remember exactly where I read this, but this photographer has a ton of pictures like this.

What happened was they had the man jump, the cats tossed in and a bucket of water thrown, all at the same time. It took them a few re-dos to get everything perfectly.

And if you look closely to the left of the screen, you see another man there manipulating something to lift the window and painting, and he`s holding the chair.
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Male 757
some antigravity shenanigans happenin up in hur
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Male 496
Dali`s studio mysteriously teleported into space.
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Male 2,056
Dali!
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Male 2,670
That is why I no longer pick my own wild mushrooms.
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Male 313
Inception
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Male 1,793
It`s a kitty wash... Duh
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Female 2,509
live action Dali. Go Sal!
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Male 4,680
"... does this remind anyone else of Bioshock?"
Not sure where you`re going with that one baalthaazaq. Yes, water and crazy artists are both important parts of bioshock (and there`s 3 dead cats on the game too) but I can`t say I looked at this picture and thought "Hey! This photo reminds me of an FPS set in a broken-down underwater metropolis full of insane mutants and creepy children".
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Male 315
Now this I get!
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Male 4,547
"Pretty clear to me. The water is clearly drawing your eyes to the lady."

Lady?.... Oh crap there were totally boobs in that picture and I missed them cos of the water and cats distracting me.

I guess boobs just gets beaten in my mind with three wet pus.... no, you know what, I`m not gonna make that joke.
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Female 16
This actually isn`t Dali`s work. It`s by Philippe Halsman. He wanted everything to be in suspension, like atoms.
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Female 414
Gotta love Dali, that in itself explains this entire thing
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Male 38
@pmarren "I got wood."

Best comment of the day!
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Male 625
Pretty clear to me. The water is clearly drawing your eyes to the lady, and once you see her, you see two cats tangling in a very coincidental place. The whole piece has a very euphoric feeling, and the man is making an absolute fool of himself.

What`s it titled, "Man`s Mind Immediately Upon Seeing a Hot Chick?"
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Male 54
Dali Atomicus is the name of the photo, taken for Life Magazine back in the 40`s. DALI ROCKS! or used to, he be dead now
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Female 293
cats were trying to get him, so he used his water power attack...
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Male 625
Bewbs.
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Male 17,512
Dali - Atomicus
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Female 163
It doesn`t have to make sense, it`s art.
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Male 2,549
Motion, motion is what`s going on.
This piece is awesomeness.
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Male 15,510
Dali! Of course
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Male 569
art is going on.
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Male 56
It`s very easily explained, it`s Dali, and that`s about all us common mortals will ever be able to understand....
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Male 6,694
No one can explain salvador dali.
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Male 4,594
I got wood.
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Female 50
typical Dali
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Male 347
It looks like Salvador Dali was up to his usual tricks.
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Male 4,547
... does this remind anyone else of Bioshock?
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Male 10,845
I believe I am high!
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Female 3,727
Link: WTF? Art Of The Day [Pic] [Rate Link] - 5 points to whoever can explain what`s going on!
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