Thursday, April 9, 2009

Curious pictures with bicycles

I would like to share some curious paintings with bikes with you, I hope you enjoy them! :)

1- This image was painted by the famous painter Salvador Dalí. Dalí had the genius to paint really good surrealist pictures, and this is a good example. Should you happen to go to Figueres (north-East Spain, bordering France), were he was born, visit his museum. And pay visit to me as well ;)


2- This is another picture from the Catalan Modernist painter Ramon Casas. Have you ever thought of trying a tandem? Since I saw two people riding one when I was a child, I want to try. Who want to "tandem"? By the way this image is very famous around here ;)


3- I do not know whose that image from. But it is a curious bike. I think it is also a modernist (or art noveau) painting.


4- The last image is dedicated to a very well-known character. At least for certain in Spain everybody knows about him (I learnt the first lines by heart when in highschool). I do not know who had the idea to paint this, but is very original. Though there weren't bikes in Spain up in the 17 century...


Anna from BCN

7 comments:

maff said...

Wonderful collection of bike pictures. And thanks for reminding me to regret that I didn't visit the Dalí - museum when I was in Figueres. ;-)

Anna said...

Well, you know you can always come back! And I also can offer you a better visit in BCN than last time!

anna said...

Nice selection of pictures! I didn't know that Dalí was also into bicycles. Ok, much less than into clocks, elephants and eggs, but still ;-).. And I love the drawing of Don Quijote on a bicycle, it's so funny.

spiderleggreen said...

I'd hate to ride a bike around with a rock on my head. Maybe that's the point.

le homme au velo said...

Great Pictures,when ever I visit Spain or indeed Sud Est De La France I will certainly Pay a Visit to the Museum.

I have only just found your Blog on Googles Bike Notification Alert and I will have a look at it every so often.

Trisha said...

I enjoyed these -- and that last one *is* Don Quixote, right?

Anna said...

Trisha, yes, it is :D

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