Salvador Dali ~ “The Temptation of St Anthony”, 1946
In 1946, Dali was invited to participate in a painting competition organized by a movie-producing firm called the Loew Lewin Company. The winner of the eleven person competition would have his or her painting worked into an upcoming feature film. After a few days of work in a New York studio, Dali submitted The “Temptation of Saint Anthony” as his entry. It was the first and only time Salvador Dali participated in an art contest. He lost to Max Ernst, a German artist and innovator of the Dada movement.
Fasciated daisy — Fasciated stems are produced due to abnormal activity in the growing tip of the plant. Often an abnormal number of flowers are produced on affected stems. Normal branches may arise from fasciated stems. Fasciation is unpredictable and is usually limited to a single stem. It seldom recurs the following year.