HR Giger's Anima Mia (1980/81) (work 487)

leading from
a) 14th February 2016: I was aware of Anima Mia for sometime since I bought the book Necronomicon II back in the early 1990s, this painting was created around 1980, The title was used by an Italian pop group I Cugini di Campagna, for their album in in 1972

I recently thought about Pablo Picasso's painting Guernica painted in 1937 and how it could offer HR Giger a landscape of possibilities and so soon I half thought about how he had just about done it with Anima Mia and then today I took a closer look at the two unable to make the connections until realising how much Giger had displaced the various images from Piccasso's work to turn it into something that would work in his own painting. Indeed the experience from Giger's painting is very much different from Picasso's work

Anima Mia (1980-81)

b) See: Comparisons between details in Guernica and Anima Mia

http://alienexplorations.blogspot.co.uk/1981/02/hr-giger-comparisons-between-details-in.html

e) Anima Mia references Max Ernst's Celebes

Celebes (1921)

f) Anima Mia references Jack Kirby's Dream Machine (1970-1975)

Jack Kirby's Dream Machine 1970-1975
g) Anima Mia references a engraving of Doctor Faustus

http://alienexplorations.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/anima-mia-references-engraving-of.html

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  1. This page has been turned into an index for other pages dealing with the matter of HR Giger's Anima Mia (1980/81) (work 487) ( Giger reinterpret's Pablo Picasso's Guernica merged with Dali's "Debris of an automobile giving birth to a blind horse biting a telephone" and tempered with Dali's Swans Reflecting Elephants) on 28th of February 2016

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