Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) was one of our greatest modern artists and an icon of surrealism. Dalí's fantastic expression in paintings, sculptures, films and writings helped to cement the identity of Surrealism. Drawing inspiration from Freud's psychoanalysis, Einstein's theory of relativity, impressionism and Renaissance painting, Dalí rendered symbolist, fantastical creatures and landscapes. Few artists have had such a peculiar universe as Salvador Dalí, where an imaginative mix of madness executed with technical perfection and precision reigns. His painting "The Persistence of Memory" from 1931 is one of the most famous works of art of all time. Dalí lived as he created - in constant movement, in search of immortality.
Salvador Dalí here honors the English mathematician Isaac Newton who famously discovered the law of gravitation when an apple fell on his head. In this sculpture, the artist opens up the figure with a lot of space, portraying the lack of Newton's vital organs, while the hollow head symbolizes an open mind. Dalí implies that Newton has become just a name, completely stripped of his personal identity and individuality. Obsessed with the contrast between soft and hard, the artist shows here the protruding bones by inverting the anatomy of the figure. An extremely fascinating and surreal homage to one of the greatest scientists in world history.
Size: Height 35 cm
Caster: Perseo, Switzerland
Year: Created by Dalí in 1980 and the first work in the series was cast in the same year.
Signed and numbered. Certificates from The Dalí Universe and Perseo accompany the sculpture.
Estimated delivery time 6-8 weeks.