First created in 1968, this magnificent sculpture depictsthe famed scene from the book of Genesis.
Here stand the naked Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden.They are accompanied by the serpent, who has been fashioned into the shape of aheart, denoting the sensual nature of the parable. Dalí has captured here the moment in which Eve offers Adam the forbidden fruit,resulting in a scene that intertwines themes of loyalty, faith, desire andindecision.
The serpent’s shape also channels the ideology that lovecreates a whole greater than the sum of its individual parts.
Dalí’s religious influence in art was largely a directresult of the events and people that surrounded his artistic career, startingwith his Roman Catholic mother.
We see other examples of religious iconography in Dalinianworks such as The Cubist Angel (1983)and The Sacrament of the Last Supper (1955).
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A sculpture of marvelous magnitude, The Dalinian Dancer (1949) masterfully encapsulates the beauty andelegance of feminine movement.
Dalí’s fascination with the art of dance is certainlychanneled here, as he pays homage to his home country and its emblematic dance- the flamenco.
The dancer, cast in bronze with blue patina, passionatelytwirls in an impulsive display of pure joyousness.
Interestingly, this beautiful sculpture also reflects fondlyon the times Dalí spent working on ballet costumes and set designs.
The art of dance is a recurrent motif throughout his works,appearing across a number of paintings such as Fiesta de Santa Lucia (1921) and Bailarina en una calavera (1939).
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Dalí’s fascination with the art of dance is subtly channeledhere, as he pays tribute to Terpsichore, the Greek ruler of dance and dramaticchorus.
The dancer, in reflective gold, is shining, smooth andrefined, representative of the precise rhythm and movement of a well-rehearseddance routine.
The sculpture itself holds a certain degree of rhythm, withits three-dimensional flow allowing for a slightly different experience fromall angles.
Interestingly, the sculpture also reflects fondly on thetimes Dalí spent dappling in the art of dance himself - working on balletcostumes, set designs and sometimes the script itself.
Much like The CubistAngel (1983), this sculpture beautifully intertwines modern cubism withtraditional antiquity, creating a real spectacle for the viewer.
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Originating from Dalí’s celebrated Tarot series, Man With Butterfly was inspired by Gala,his beloved wife and muse.
The card, ‘El Diablo’ pictures a male figure, bracing for ajump into the unknown while holding a staff, upon which a monarch butterfly isperched.
The creature symbolizes metamorphosis and the fluidity ofthe human mind. Themes of harmony, earthly joyousness, and fluxion are allpresent, as well as a sense of liberation with the man’s waving hair.
This beautiful sculpture takes the monotony of the everydayand turns it into a celebration of the gift of life - remnant of thecaterpillar to the butterfly.
Similar depictions of nature and metamorphosis can be foundin Saint George and the Dragon (1942)and The Snail and the Angel (1977).
Dalí’s exquisite Profilein Time poses the same profound questions found within his masterpiece The Persistence of Memory (1931).
The artist’s recurrent clock face motif urges viewers torealize how our fixation with the concept of time is totally irrelevant andarbitrary.
The melting timepiece seen here, invites the viewer toconsider the meaningless and false construct of the notion.
The juxtaposition found within the limp-looking metallicclock accomplishes Dalí’s mission to “systematize confusion” and “discreditcompletely the world of reality.”
Notable works with similar themes running through include Woman of Time (1984) and Dance of Time (1979).
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A unique take on the Christianized legend, Dalí’s version ofSaint George and the Dragon payshomage to the artist’s inspirational muse - surrealism.
Dalí’s Christianized influence in art was largely a directresult of the events and people that surrounded his artistic career, includinghis Roman Catholic mother.
Here we see the mythical dragon’s wing metamorphose intocopper flames, offset by the green patina of its distinctive scales.
The age-old battle between good and evil has ended with thegold-finished bronze knight spearing the monster’s crutched tongue (a commonDalinian motif).
Themes of mysticality, good and evil are also present in Adam and Eve (1984) and The Unicorn (1977).
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Dalí’s fascination with celestial beings once again ringstrue with this stunning angel set in bronze with blue patina.
The masterful intertwining of cubism with antiquity isremnant of The Cubist Angel (1983),though we are given a much stronger taste of the latter in this sculpture.
This angel’s velvety bronze is symbolic of its beautifulstrength, while its slender silhouette lends the impression of femininesensuality.
Dalí’s somewhat euphemistic statement that 'nothing is morestimulating than the idea of an angel’, emphasizes these sensual undertones.
The hole present in the angel’s chest is intended as aFreudian metaphor - a vessel for light to inspire its audience to envisionsomething further beyond plain sight.
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This sculpture encompasses Dalí’s great respect for Sir.Isaac Newton. Set in bronze with blue patina, the iconic apple symbolizes andcelebrates the scientist’s discovery of gravity in 1687.
Dalí commemorates his work, yet commiserates his loss ofidentity, by piercing two gaping holes within the sculpture. The poignantremoval of the face and internal organs (heart and soul) denotes how Newton,the individual, has become all but a name.
Dalí’s interest in science was a life-long affair that heldstrong and constant influence over his artworks. In 1935, the artist elucidatedthis influence further, describing himself as a fish swimming between 'the coldwater of art and the warm water of science.'
Dalí’s lustfully intertwines the modern and the classic inthis magnificent sculpture.
The Cubist Angel(1983) channels the formal language of cubism, yet she stands on a pedestal - afeature remnant of the art of antiquity.
The shining silkiness elucidated by the sculpture’s goldenfinish marks Dali’s fascination with the winged messengers of God. The work’svibrancy is symbolic of the elegant strength of angels.
Dalí’s statement that 'nothing is more stimulating than theidea of an angel’, emphasises his obsession with their beauty and heavenlypower.
This beautiful ode to stand figure sculptures, set in bronzewith black and gold patina, echoes themes present in The Surrealist Angel (1984).
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The Snail and theAngel proves a model example of Dalí’s psychoanalytical influences in art -inspired by Sigmoid Freud, whom he came to consider a spiritual father.
Evidence of Freudian influences on his work are present in The Burning Giraffe (1937) and WomanAflame (1980), where themes of the subconscious run strongly throughout.
Here we see a winged snail, set in bronze with green patina,riding the waves of idle-passing time metamorphosed as the sea. One of Dalí’sfavorite dualities is also at play here - the softness of the animal pairedwith the hardness of its shell, presenting the viewer with a paradox of natureintended to intrigue and fascinate.
The winged messenger atop proudly holds a crutch (yetanother Dalinian motif), providing an anchor in the ground of the real world tooffset the surrealism of the sculpture.
Dalí once stated, 'nothing is more stimulating than the ideaof an angel', and that idea rings true in this stunning sculpture.
The expressively shaped and flamboyant winged figure playshis divine trumpet, sending his empyrean message far and wide.
This monumental structure presents the viewer with themes ofstrength, joyousness and godly beauty, found similarly in the likes of The Cubist Angel (1983) and The Surrealist Angel (1984).
Set in bronze with blue patina, the piece’s colorsaccentuate its ethereality, as calming blues and regal golds echo its celestialtheme.
One of Dalí’s favorite motifs, the elephant representsideas about the future. Typically depicted holding heavy objects and walkingwith spindly, stilt-like legs, Dalí’s elephants confuse us with their aliengracefulness.
Elephants first appeared in Dali’s 1944 paintings Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around aPomegranate a Second Before Awakening, and The Temptation of Saint Anthony and Swans Reflecting Elephants.
The triumphant elephant, pictured here, carries an angel onits back, who represents the subconsciousness that guides us through life.
The shining silkiness elucidated by the angel’s goldenfinish denotes Dali’s fascination with the winged messengers. The work’svibrancy is symbolic of the elegant strength of angels.
The trunk of the elephant is raised in jubilance, echoingthe exultant message sent out by its celestial companion.
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Dalí’s fascination with mythology and female sensuality ismasterfully channeled in his 1977 sculpture,The Unicorn.
A symbol of timeless purity, the mythical creature pierces asomewhat phallic stone wall with its sharp horn, revealing its gold interior. Agolden female figure (likely representative of Dalí’s wife) lays outstretchedand naked, laying down the foundations for the themes of sensuality.
Dalí metaphorized the love shared between himself and hiswife Gala, represented by the heart-shaped hole made by the unicorn. Hisautobiography states how he envisioned Gala riding the creature - “mounted onthe unicorn of my Fate” - inextricably linking the image of the unicorn withtheir 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).
Representative of a burning passion, “Woman Aflame” depictsthe secretive sensuality of the female body and its enigmatic nature. This particularmodel holds great significance, and is one of the most notable works withinDalí’s sculpture repertoire.
Inextinguishable golden flames resembling drawers wraparound the figure’s hourglass shape, possibly symbolizing untapped femaledesire. Inspired by a Freudian concept, drawers typically represent memory andthe subconscious in Dalí’s world, further backing up this theory about femalesexuality.
An image of striking similarity can be found in The Burning Giraffe (1937), underliningthe importance of Freud’s concepts, and the influence he had over Dali’s work.
Dalí often labelled Freud as his ‘spiritual father’ andreferenced his theories of psychoanalysis in many of his paintings andsculptures.
Set in bronze with green patina, this piece masterfullyexhibits the core characteristics of the Surrealist movement.
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“Woman of Time” presents the viewer with those same profoundquestions posed in Dalí’s renowned masterpiece The Persistence of Memory (1931).
Dalí’s recurrent motif of the clock face urges the viewer torealize how our fixation with the concept of time is totally irrelevant andarbitrary.
Here we see a shining timepiece, melting in a female’s arms,who holds an exquisitely formed rose in a manner that echoes hopefulness.
Dalí’s insistence of the meaningless of time here begs thequestion - is the beauty, shared by the woman and flower, limited by the conceptof age?
The sculpture, set in bronze with green patina, asks ifbeauty can be independent of time, whether it is found in the female or theflower.
Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1st Marquess of Dalí de Púbol (b.11 May 1904 – 23 January 1989) was a Spanish surrealist artist renowned for his technical skill, precise draftsmanship and the striking and bizarre images in his work.
Born in Figueres, Catalonia, Dalí received his formal education in fine arts at Madrid. Influenced by Impressionism and the Renaissance masters from a young age, he became increasingly attracted to Cubism and 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 the Spanish 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, his eccentric and ostentatious public behavior often drew more attention than his artwork. His public support for the Francoist 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 art and contemporary artists such as Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst.
There are two major museums devoted to Salvador Dalí's work: the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres, Spain, and the Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida.