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.
This sculpture features several of Dalí's most beloved motifs: a female figure, chest of drawers, fire and a crutch. The female figure here consists largely of fire. These indelible flames represent burning passion and spread from the feet upwards. The crutch supports her body and chest of drawers appear from her figure. The boxes are clearly influenced by Freud's ideas and symbolize the subconscious in man. The chest of drawers can also be interpreted as an entrance into a woman's inner world and represent our deepest desires and the mystery of hidden secrets.
Size: Height 84 cm
Caster: Perseo, Switzerland
Year: Maquette was 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.