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.
Terpsichore is one of the nine muses in Greek mythology; she was the goddess of dance and choir. In his representation of Terpsichore, Salvador Dalí uses a mirrored image that juxtaposes the soft, carnal muse against her "shadow", the hard statue. The elegant and sensual figure of Terpsichore transforms into a geometric body with sprouting branches. The two dancing figures make a striking composition that juxtaposes the classical against the cubist. Dalí deeply admired and respected classicism and was also intimately familiar with the Cubism pioneered by his contemporary colleague Pablo Picasso. As a young artist, Dalí also had his own cubist phase during the 1920s, which is reflected in several of his paintings, especially "Cubist Self-Portrait" (1923). The dancer with the smooth and classical form represents the graceful and the subconscious. The other angular, abstract figure represents the ever-growing and chaotic rhythm of modern life. Dalinian elements are visible in the sculpture: figures without facial features emphasize their purely symbolic meaning and the branches symbolize renewal and new life. Dalí's Homage to Terpsichore is an exquisite tribute to the goddess of dance.
Size: Height 70.5 cm
Caster: Perseo, Switzerland
Year: Created by Dalí in 1977 and the first work in the series was cast in 1984.
Signed and numbered. Certificates from The Dalí Universe and Perseo accompany the sculpture.
Estimated delivery time 6-8 weeks.