Dissecting Dalí, Gutting Van Gogh

05.01.12 Marina Galperina

Clever MASP Art School ads are clever. See Salvador Dalí, Vincent Van Gogh and Pablo Picasso pinned down like dead frogs in biology class, their signature suits spread open to reveal the arty innards. “Open enrollment,” get it? Dalí’s spindly spleen rests on thin forked sticks inside the vast desert of his ribcage; that’s very nice. Van Gogh’s organs swirl like Starry Night; that’s nice. Picasso crude stomach stuffing is only vaguely Picasso; that’s ok. See inside.