Dalí’s fascination with mythology and female sensuality is masterfully channeled in his 1977 sculpture, The Unicorn.
A symbol of timeless purity, the mythical creature pierces a somewhat phallic stone wall with its sharp horn, revealing its gold interior. A golden female figure (likely representative of Dalí’s wife) lays outstretched and naked, laying down the foundations for the themes of sensuality.
Dalí metaphorized the love shared between himself and his wife Gala, represented by the heart-shaped hole made by the unicorn. His autobiography states how he envisioned Gala riding the creature - “mounted on the unicorn of my Fate” - inextricably linking the image of the unicorn with their eternal love.
Dalí pays further homage to his wife in other works such as Gala Placidia. Galatea of the Spheres (1952) and The Madnna of Portlligat (1949).
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“Every morning when I wake up, I experience an exquisite joy —the joy of being Salvador Dalí— and I ask myself in rapture: What wonderful things is this Salvador Dalí going to accomplish today?”
Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1st Marquess of Dalí de Púbol (b.11 May 1904 – 23 January 1989) was a Spanishsurrealistartist renowned for his technical skill, precise draftsmanship and the striking and bizarre images in his work.
Born inFigueres,Catalonia, Dalí received his formal education in fine arts at Madrid. Influenced byImpressionismand theRenaissancemasters from a young age, he became increasingly attracted toCubismand avant-garde movements.He moved closer to Surrealism in the late 1920s and joined the Surrealist group in 1929, soon becoming one of its leading exponents. His best-known work,The Persistence of Memory, was completed in August 1931, and is one of the most famous Surrealist paintings. Dalí lived in France throughout theSpanish Civil War(1936 to 1939) before leaving for the United States in 1940 where he achieved commercial success. He returned to Spain in 1948 where he announced his return to the Catholic faith and developed his "nuclear mysticism" style, based on his interest in classicism, mysticism and recent scientific developments.
Dalí's artistic repertoire included painting, graphic arts, film, sculpture, design and photography, at times in collaboration with other artists. He also wrote fiction, poetry, autobiography, essays and criticism. Major themes in his work include dreams, the subconscious, sexuality, religion, science and his closest personal relationships. To the dismay of those who held his work in high regard, and to the irritation of his critics, hiseccentricand ostentatious public behavior often drew more attention than his artwork.His public support for theFrancoist regime, his commercial activities and the quality and authenticity of some of his late works have also been controversial.His life and work were an important influence on other Surrealists,pop artand contemporary artists such asJeff KoonsandDamien Hirst.