Salvador Dali - “Portrait of Picasso”, 1947
"In Portrait of Picasso, Dali respectfully places his hapless subject on a pedestal, though the carnation might be what one places on a tombstone. The ambivalence and paradox continue: the lute in the elongated spoon, which extends from Picasso’s brain, is said to be “the symbol of the lover,” according to one authority, yet the rock on Picasso’s head, his drooping tongue and chest, and the overall deformity of his facial characteristics seem anything but flattering.
Actually, Dali greatly admired Picasso, calling him his “artistic father.” By the same token, the two Spaniards’ politics differed substantially. And their relationship – once pretty good – gradually went as limp as a droopy Dali watch. Dali went on to claim that Picasso was a “destroyer” of art, concerned with ugliness, while Dali embraced beauty. After all, the elder artist produced all those crude and coarse canvases with facile distortions of people’s faces and forms in his numerous canvases”
Source: The Salvador Dali Society