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Salvador Dali's Crucifixion - Analysis

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Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus) by Salvador Dalí. (1954)

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA.

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A surreal crucifixion

Dali's paintings make a great intro to surrealism and modern art. Look at this one. If not for the cubes, Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus) would look, at first glance, like an old master's piece.

Surrealism is the rendering of dreams in literature, art or music. Surrealists were influenced by that old Freud, Sigmund. Dali's brand of surrealism consisted of double images, floating objects, morphs....the stuff of dreams. For example, he has painted self-portraits on one of the knees of the crucified Christ, and the cubic cross floats above a giant chessboard. His wife, Gala, stands beside the cross, possibly standing for Mary Magdalene. What say, Dan Brown?

The cube motif is everywhere. Gala stands on one, the floor has black and white squares, and the four cubic nails form a square. Does the hypercube symbolise space-time? Does Dali mean that Christ is the Lord for all eternity, not bound by the limitations of time? He rose on the third day, didn't He? That message is rendered as a visual oxymoron. The world was given a Christ and they crucified Him. But did he stay transfixed? Only in images and sculptures. On the third day, He chose to transcend space time and rose.

Here, Dali shows Him fixed to the cross, but not fixed. He levitates, and projects Himself. Rising above His mortal avatar, His suffering, the earth's gravity, hate, war, death, passions...everything. Get it? The buoyancy of Absolute Love versus the gravity of hate.

What is your insight?

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Christ of Saint John of the Cross by Salvador Dalí, 1951

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow

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Divine Light

I love Dali's dreamy lighting. That's half the secret of the timelessness of his paintings. You can stand there looking at it for hours, and it can seem like a minute to you. Or possibly days. The light contributes to that effect, along with the geometrical composition.

I learnt to draw shadows from this picture. Look at the detail where I zoomed up the shadow of the hand. Crisp shadows, almost like Caravaggio's. Except they are not dark, but more realistic.

The Hidden Geometry

By now, after the Last Supper you must be quite an expert at finding out the hidden geometry of visual art? You are a great student of Art! Come here, please, and discover for yourself before reading what I think. Click on image to view bigger and better.

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Well, see if we match. If we do, then we congratulate each other. If we don't we learn from each other!

There is a heavy vertical grid, obviously by the presence of the cubes. Vertical lines, subliminally evoke feelings of stability, monuments, edifices, spiritual progress...Why? Think about it. The horizontal lines add to the stability of earthy matters. And provides a base for the subject.

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There are two triangles formed if you notice. From the Last Supper, you know that triangles mean stability and security. But not when they are inverted! The inverted triangle creates a feeling of tension and uneasiness inside us. Like a big cone about to topple. Here Christ is an inverted triangle, designed to create a little tension and dynamism in the picture. See?

To illustrate this concept further, I show you another crucifixion Dali did. See the inverted triangle? That's the painting I'm going to do next time. By which time, you will all be experts at reading the secret geometry of art. Praise be to God.

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.After that, since you have been a good student, gentle reader, I give you a light break. Enjoy the video!

Comments

Edward Lane from Wichita Falls, Texas on March 28, 2020:

Super analysis! Surrealism has always fascinated me.

Laura in SF on November 19, 2018:

"But not when they are inverted! The inverted triangle creates a feeling of tension and uneasiness inside us."

Actually the inverted triangles refer to the feminine... sets a whole other take on that..

Miguel Lahunken on June 29, 2017:

Thanks to modern medicine, the supreme grand lodge secret can be printed on

a bumper sticker: "VAGAL STIMULATION IS AS EFFECTIVE AS LSD". The "chakras"

in the trunk of the body are actually muscarinic

plexuses that branch off the vagus nerve. The body's chakras are simply plexuses

of the parasympathetic nervous

system. They are composed of acetylcholine mediated neurons which are especially

sensitive to muscarine (called "soma" in India) and therefore these neurons are

called muscarinic neurons. The muscarinic neurons in the brain compose what has

been called the Sahasrara Chakra.

About 90% of the brain is kept dormant by inhibitory neurons which are

mediated by seratonin. LSD blocks seratonin and thereby awakens more of the

brain. But also, these inhibitory neurons may be overriden by stimulating

muscarinic nerves, and therefore have the same effect as LSD. This has been the

biggest secret in the Western World. But, in the old Soviet Union a disease of

the parasympathetic nervous system called "shamans' disease" was allowed to be

open public knowledge. Shamans' disease is an overriding of the

inhibitory neurons caused by scar tissue in the parasympathetic nervous system.

In the Western World people with shamans' disease have been labled

schizophrenics. So now you see, LSD intoxication, shaman's disease, aroused

Kundalini, and schizophrenia are all the same thing, an overactive brain.

Crucifixion forces enough holotropic breathing to cause body switching backward and

forward in time into everyone who had been seen. Waterboarding does the same thing

and thereby replaced LSD for the Clockwork Orange treatment.

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on April 26, 2012:

Thank you, Stephanie. I hope to look through that spyglass some day. :)

Stephanie Bradberry from New Jersey on April 26, 2012:

I went to a Dali exhibit a few years ago in Philly. It was really cool. There were interesting features like having one of Dali's non painted works on display. It was a model of the Crucifixion where you had to look through something similar to a spy glass. It made a really interesting surreal 3-D effect.

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on August 28, 2011:

Lucky you, Rosetta! And thanks! :)

Rosetta Ceesay from United Kingdom on August 27, 2011:

He is a fascinating artist and I have seen some of his works in person, which was awesome. Good article.

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on August 19, 2011:

Thank you, Cam! :)

Cam on August 19, 2011:

I've always seen this as a complex depiction of man's need to deconstruct his ego (achieved symbolically through destruction of the object, the physical as such) before being able to reach God. You can feel the tension between the mini cubes and the body, as if the whole thing is about to split into a million different cubes.

Here's George Bataille on Art and the Sacrificial Victim

'It is to this wait that the bait of sacrifice responds. What we have been waiting for all our lives is this disordering of the order that suffocates us. Some object should be destroyed in this disordering (destroyed as an object and, if possible, as something "separate"). We gravitate to the negation of that limit of death, which fascinates like light. For the disordering of the object — the destruction — is only worthwhile insofar as it disorders us, insofar as it disorders the subject at the same time. We cannot ourselves (the subject) directly lift the obstacle that "separates" us. But we can, if we lift the obstacle that separates the object (the victim of the sacrifice), participate in this denial of all separation. What attracts us in the destroyed object (in the very moment of destruction) is its power to call into question — and to undermine — the solidity of the subject. Thus the purpose of the trap is to destroy us as an object (insofar as we remain enclosed — and fooled — in our enigmatic isolation).'

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on December 12, 2010:

I am overwhelmed by your comment and blessing, Onceuponatime!

Art speaks volumes due to many reasons, and one is that a piece of art changes with who is in its presence and his or her personal interpretation.

Please allow me to wish you the wonderful things you wished me. :)

Jackie Paulson from USA IL on December 11, 2010:

Since I am a newbie, and came across your art this is by far amazing work. Since I believe in Christ, this really inspired me and my ways. I truly believe that art speaks in volumes. Be true to myself, is the message it gave me today. May you be blessed as you bless others though your inspirational art and hubs.

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on November 27, 2010:

Thanks for the return Keith! :)

keith on November 27, 2010:

exactly Kenny ;) lol

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on November 25, 2010:

Maybe Dali thought it sacrilegious to show His face? Thanks anyway, Keith. :)

keith on November 25, 2010:

maybe the figure isn't christ at all ... maybe it is infact dali - taking into consideration the era it comes from, his other "religious" works during the 1950's - the fact that christs face is never shown (except sacrament of the last supper, where gala's face is merged with christ's) ... i like to believe that if the heads of the "christ" figures were rotated a few degrees, we would infact see a glorious upturned moustache smiling at us :)

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on October 17, 2010:

Thank you Anoushka! Delighted to be of help! :))

anoushka shah on October 17, 2010:

wow this was really nice, i aspire to study art and reading things like this really open up the mind! thank you :)

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on March 18, 2010:

Oh Shalini, thank you for this great comment! :)

Shalini Kagal from India on March 17, 2010:

Wonderful hub, Kenny. Love the lighting and the sense of suspension - thank you for sharing the geometrical angle to the paintings!

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on March 01, 2010:

http://library.humboldt.edu/art/Artists/Dali_Salva...

http://www.theartistsalvadordali.com/salvador-dali...

try these Abby.

abby on February 09, 2010:

Do you know of anywhere I might find more interpretations on the crucifixion by Dali? What I am trying to find is a comparison between realistic and dreamlike elements.

Thank u

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on February 04, 2010:

Thank you, Ryan, for that added value to my hub! :)

Ed, What you say applies a lot to yourself! Thank you very much for the ten hugs, you deserve double that. :)

Amez from Houston, Texas on February 02, 2010:

Thank you Kenny, Its ovious that your heart and soul are in a great place and your Hubs demonstrate your devotion, to the beauty in art. You truly deserve ten Hugs. Ed

Ryan on January 26, 2010:

Crucifixion - I notice a couple of things here. First, there are no nails attaching him physically to the cross, which could represent a perfect ascension.

Dali must have really liked mathematics, it fascinates me that he uses the hypercube here, in this case the three dimensional (unfolded) version of a four dimensional object, representing the fifth dimension, or as you said, a higher plane of existence, that since the development of sting theory in physics (and later M-Theory) is really a hot button for modern day physicists, especially the more philosophical ones.

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on January 26, 2010:

Delighted, Agvulpes! I shall become your instant fan too! :)

Peter from Australia on January 15, 2010:

Kenny ,I have been a fan of Dali for ages but have not had the privelage of studying this painting with such detail.

I had no idea that the on looker was his wife.

I join everyone else in thanking you for passing on your knowledge :-) and I have become an instant fan.

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on June 07, 2009:

Frogy, please cling to the buoyancy of Absolute Love. The more of us there, the lighter teh world will be. :))

Thank you for making me feel buoyant!

frogyfish from Central United States of America on June 07, 2009:

Beautiful and informative, very interesting! I especially clung to 'the bouyancy of Absolute Love". Thank you for this wonderful hub!

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on June 07, 2009:

Thank you Mick, for your top-of-the-head thoughts, :)

MickS from March, Cambridgeshire, England on June 07, 2009:

Watcha Kenny, interesting, senisible and well argued take that I wouldn't argue with.[there is a rule of grammer, it really is a myth, never use a preposition, to end a sentance with] :-) I think there may be other forms of symbolism, one I can think of at the mo is from the Buddha, All life is suffering, don't get what you want and you suffer, get what you want and you suffer, you might lose it; is Mary the embodiment of the world and that form of suffering? Did Jesus give the world what it wanted? Well no, he gave the world what it needed, the people didn't recognize that and they nailed him to a cross, and continued the suffering, right to this day. just a few thoughts off the top of my head:-) best Mick

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on May 13, 2009:

Thank you Peggy for making me feel very good. :)

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 07, 2009:

Just discovered your writing and since you labeled this as your favorite or best, I started reading this hub first. I love art and create some. Now I know what a treat I have in store for me in reading more of your hubs. You also have a new fan.

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on September 16, 2008:

Hi, thanks, Patty! Oh you have changed your avatar after ages! Now you are a cool blue! :)

Patty Inglish MS from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on September 16, 2008:

I agree with Sheyd, Kenny. Your work here also helps so many of us that received no art or art appreciation training in schools because of budget cuts (even at college level) resulting from the horrid verbalized attitude that "art is a waste of time."

Bless you!

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on September 16, 2008:

Sheyd, I am honoured! And delighted, of course!

"I have to say, I am beginning to love looking at paintings differently. And that's because of you." - that is what I wanted to achieve, so thank you for making me feel so great!

Sheyd on September 16, 2008:

I would like to thank you for one great information about this painting.

Actually, we have this group exam and we have to analyze this particular painting. And I have to admit, your hub will really help us.

Aside from your help for our exam. You did make me realize how wonderful art is. Before reading your hub, I completely had no idea about this painting. But through you, I did understand things. I am also inspired by the hideen meanings in this painting.

I have to say, I am beginning to lovelooking at paintings differently. And that's because of you.

Again, thank you so much!

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on July 25, 2008:

Thank you for reading it, Perfumer!

perfumer from California on July 25, 2008:

Thank you for such a great inspirational hub Kenny!

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on July 25, 2008:

Just like you welcome everybody into art through the door of poetry, O Paraglider!

Thanks for the comment, I'm honoured.

Dave McClure from Kyle, Scotland on July 25, 2008:

{{{ But art is not too sacred to tread. My main thing in life is to welcome everybody into that area. :) }}}

Keep up the great work - you do this so well!

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on July 25, 2008:

Juliet, thank you for these very kind comments. I do my best when I work for children, so I hope they are as beautiful as you say.

But art is not too sacred to tread. My main thing in life is to welcome everybody into that area. :)

Juliet Christie Murray from Sandy Bay Jamaica on July 24, 2008:

Great pices of explanation of art I feel I have entered and area described too sacred for me to tread. All that I can say is the pieces are inspirational. Your children's books must be beautifully illustrated

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on July 07, 2008:

I learnt a lot of things from my visitors, too; I'm truly fortunate.

Thank you, Michelle! :)

Michelle Simtoco from Cebu, Philippines on July 07, 2008:

Kenny, I continue to learn from you as well as reading everybody's comments. Thank you. :)

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on May 11, 2008:

Hi Dorsi!

Surrealism allows us to give form to our subconscious visions and touch other minds, too. Whatever Dali wants to say does not matter when we look at his work, possess it and enjoy it with our interpretations.

Thank you for that insight.

Dorsi Diaz from The San Francisco Bay Area on May 10, 2008:

Surrealism has always been one of my favorites- in fact some of my artwork, especially in the earlier days- was definitely surreal-There is something so much deeper than meets the eye-there is hidden meaning that sometimes we can pick up- or sometimes only the artist knows what he meant to say and we never know what the true intention was.Dali is one of my favorite artists- and this is a beautiful painting.Great hub!

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on April 04, 2008:

Donna, I am delighted to have made a difference in the way you look at art. No doubt you will share that attitude with people you touch, too! Thank you.

donnaleemason from North Dakota, USA on April 04, 2008:

Kenny, I will never look at another picture by Dali in quite the same way. Now I will be looking for shapes and meanings, not just at the picture. Thanks that was fascinating.

Donna

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on March 15, 2008:

Thank you and welcome to my hubs, Friend. Why don't you also write here?

K Selvaraj on March 15, 2008:

Dear Friend thanks for all that. i wish you for all great work its wonderful i dont know how to tell. your analysis is very great. I really enjoyed this insight into Dali, I'll keep an eye out for your other hubs.

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on March 14, 2008:

Thanks for the visit, thumbs up and calling this hub fantastic, Angela. Delighted that you like it so much, and hope you take a look at my other art hubs.

Angela Harris from Around the USA on March 14, 2008:

Wow, this is fantastic. Please keep enlightening me. By the way, I gave you a thumbs up for such an excellent hub.

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on March 03, 2008:

Thank you, Mary, for feeling that this hub helped you relive the experience.

Regards to you and your family.

Kenny

Mary Gallagher from Folsom on March 03, 2008:

Went to the Dali Exhibit at the Philadelphia Art Museum a couple years ago with my 10 year old son and my hubbie. It was an amazing experience to see the art of Dali so closely. This hub and your insights as well as the great comments brought the experience back to me in shivers! Thank you! Best, Mary g.

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on February 29, 2008:

Thank you, Sligobay.

sligobay from east of the equator on February 29, 2008:

Wonderful hub,thanks.

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on February 25, 2008:

TT, thank you.

I was an atheist, not now. And I blinked, but can't just stand there blinking, can I? Atleast for the sake of my readers? :)

tinyteddy from INDIA on February 25, 2008:

hi kenny

great consistent work.

is it the fact that you are an atheist that helps you analyse christ on the cross (without blinking your eye lid)?

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on February 24, 2008:

Thank you for sharing that experience, Laurie.

Dali's Last Supper is wonderful, in the real sense of the word. Do you want to do a hub on that? If you do, I'll link it to this for the benefit of my visitors.

Laurie J. Brenner from Western Slope of the Sierra Nevada, CA on February 24, 2008:

I have loved Dali since I was a teen. And I ain't no teen no more. Back in my late thirties - early forties I got to go to Washington, D.C. to the National Art Museums (there's the East and West one). I just did not get to spend enough time there. I love artists, art and art museums (along with SCIFI and fantasy as well!)

Beyond being struck by a Monet from about 60 feet away - when I went downstairs (into the tunnel that connects the two museums) I gasped. There above the staircase, was the Last Supper - Dali's Last Supper - which is like and unlike Leonardo's.

Thank you for this!

Laurie B.

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on February 21, 2008:

Aw, what is the use of an insight if it's not shared? Your comment has buoyed me up, thanks, Joni!

Joni Solis from Kentwood, Louisiana on February 21, 2008:

>The buoyancy of Absolute Love versus the gravity of hate.

Thanks for posting this hub. Your insight has delighted me.

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on February 16, 2008:

Hehe, Retro Mama, this is my secret side, like Mr Hyde!

Thanks for a unique comment!

Retro Mama from Canada on February 16, 2008:

Wow, you are pretty intense for a children's book illustrator!

Really great hub, I love Dali.

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on February 13, 2008:

Rmr, thank you. Think I'll do that, too, soon.

Tin, thanks for the appreciation. 

I'm hoping that I'll start everybody off in being with art longer than usual, 

and gaining their own unique insights. 

tin on February 13, 2008:

thanks for the analysis. I must admit that you have really seen deeper, and unveiled geometry in this particular painting. I am still starting to appreciate art, and with that comes a requirement I need to fullfill: an oral exam explaining the corpus hypercubus. thanks for the idea

rmr from Livonia, MI on February 13, 2008:

I don't know much about art, but I do love Dali. I'd love to hear your take on Persistence of Memory.

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on February 12, 2008:

Thank you for that compliment, Cgull. I hope he'll be impressed. :)

cgull8m from North Carolina on February 12, 2008:

If Dali had been alive he would be impressed with your explanation, not everyone can deduce it. Great painting and analysis. Cheers.

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on February 08, 2008:

Thank you Sim! Hope you read the next one on Dali, too.

sim71 from Norwich, Norfolk, UK on February 08, 2008:

I really enjoyed this insight into Dali, I'll keep an eye out for your other hubs.

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on February 02, 2008:

Iðunn, hope that's a good thing,and you can flowr out whenever you want to. Free Burgundy!

Thank you, Abhinaya. That's okay. I was an atheist when I first saw this painting but did not appreciate it the less for that. :)

Abhinaya on February 02, 2008:

Kenny look at all the comments you have here.I am speechless.I can comment on the art part but I know very less about Christianity,though my best friend is a true Christian.I am trying to learn.Thanks for all the info.Geat hub!

Iðunn on February 02, 2008:

Dear artist, I feel like burgundy in a glass, so then it's the correct choice at this time. :)

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on February 02, 2008:

Dear poet, you sound drunk on the wine of happiness and your avatar looks like burgundy in a glass! :)

Iðunn on February 02, 2008:

rose petals are warm, kenny, warm and sweet. they taste like burgundy wine.

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on February 02, 2008:

Wonderful, Iðunn, wonderful! I am delighted.

That is enough. For now. :)

Iðunn on February 01, 2008:

miracles. the rose-coloured glasses replaced, the smiles all real, and miracles raining from the heavens infusing my soul with rose-petals and thoughts of poetry about love.

that is all. :)

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on January 28, 2008:

Thank you, Amazsing Bee!

Zsuzsy Bee from Ontario/Canada on January 28, 2008:

Quite an amazing painting

great HUB

regards Zsuzsy

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on January 22, 2008:

Thank you, Debbie!

djtphn1 from Riverside County, California on January 22, 2008:

Beautiful hub, Kenny, thanks.

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on January 20, 2008:

And I'm humbled and honoured by that! Thank you, Nana!

Kathryn Skaggs from Southern California on January 20, 2008:

Kenny -

I have truly been edified today.

tDMg

LdsNana-AskMormon

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on January 19, 2008:

I missed the ship one! :( Now'll go check your pic in your profile, a bigger and brighter G-Ma!

Merle Ann Johnson from NW in the land of the Free on January 19, 2008:

No I changed it again...this is in my kitchen..hee hee.  G-Ma :O) hugs you can delete the one above sweetie

Merle Ann Johnson from NW in the land of the Free on January 19, 2008:

Oh dear here is one on a cruise ship with the chef's in the galley>>>> what fun G-Ma :O) hugs

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on January 19, 2008:

Paraglider, thank you for that nugget of information. I didn't know all that, this is much appreciated. Did you know you were very lucky? I haven't seen any of the paintings I talk about, live.

Frank, it's my pleasure to kindly stun you.

G-Ma, please post more photos. 

I love your existing one, but would like to see you from more angles. Hugs.   :)

Merle Ann Johnson from NW in the land of the Free on January 19, 2008:

Hasn't he though MrMarmalade....

Kenny..... and so what if I didn't favor the last photo?...so your son is having fun with you...good and you seem like.... it is fun also..Good dad that you are.I wish I had more photo's to show that are good..oh well this is not a chat line...sorry G-Ma :O) hugs

MrMarmalade from Sydney on January 19, 2008:

Kenny you have stun me and surpassed yourself.

Kindness in abundance

Dave McClure from Kyle, Scotland on January 19, 2008:

Hi Kenny -

Great work, again. The Christ of St John of the Cross is probably the first painting I was consciously aware of. We used to live not too far from Glasgow and often went to the Kelvingrove Museum (usually just called the Art Gallery by the locals). I'm talking about the 50s, when the painting was pretty new. For years, they hung it not in a gallery, but at the top of the main staircase leading up from the museum floor to the art floor. The setting was magnificent and the strong symmetry of the Victorian architecture was the perfect background, extension almost, of the painting. Much later, probably in the 80s, the painting was moved to a new Museum of Culture (I think) in another part of Glasgow. But the setting was not a patch on the original, and besides, Glasgow folk don't like 'their' traditions being messed with, so after much protest, it was returned to its proper home in Kelvingrove.

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on January 18, 2008:

My son keeps doing it, and anyway, you didn't like the last one. Ah, thanks for liking this. :)

Merle Ann Johnson from NW in the land of the Free on January 18, 2008:

you keep changing your photo...just to keep us all on our toes? This is a good one..:O)   Hugs G-Ma :O)

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on January 18, 2008:

First time I love being called a rascal, hehe! Hugs, G-Ma.

Merle Ann Johnson from NW in the land of the Free on January 18, 2008:

Oh you are a rascal aren't you? always a kind word for every one..I guess that is why you are so well thought of....and I think a lot of you G-ma :O) Hugs

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on January 18, 2008:

I'm only a jack of all trades, G-ma, and not far above. Not far, either, thanks to the internet. I feel you very near, actually. What simple one? You?

You have seen it all, G-Ma. 

But you are SIMPLY super and SIMPLY kind! Hugs. :) 

Merle Ann Johnson from NW in the land of the Free on January 18, 2008:

you are wonderful kenny..am speechless..any way to far above this simple one sitting here commenting to a professor of EVERYTHING.Loving what you do..am happy about that first sleepless night!!!! G-Ma :O) hugs

Ashok Rajagopalan (author) from Chennai on January 18, 2008:

Dear Wehzo, I am delighted to have a 'new' student. Thank you for the honour of allowing me to be your first guide to art! :)

Oh, wow, Doghouse! I invited Dan Brown, and I got a better guy: you! That was wonderful! Now, visitors will read your analysis and be inspired! Enthused is the word, I think.

Thank you, Isabella! Fun video that! :)

Violet, I don't mind this embarassment, thank you! 

Don't look now, but your kindness is showing. 

Through your comment, LOL! 

VioletSun from Oregon/ Name: Marie on January 18, 2008:

Kenny, don' want to embarass you but I have never met a teacher of art like you! You are indeed a gift to the community; not only do you provide us with great hubs, your kindness in how you treat everyone shines through. As you can see, I am a fan of your hubs. LOL!

Isabella Snow on January 18, 2008:

That video was great! Great hub, too! :)