07 January 2009

SALVADOR DALI - Some of His Paintings

Salvador Dali was very interested in Sigmund Freud's use of symbolism. He loved to use symbolism in his paintings. Recurring images are elephants with long, thin legs (distortion of space), eggs (love and hope), ants (desire but also death and decay), snails (human head), locusts (waste and fear) and the famous melting clocks (Einstein's theory that time is fluid, not fixed). Dali also loved to use optical illusions.

The Persistence of Memory:

Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory:

Swans Reflecting Elephants:

The Temptation of Saint Anthony:

The Hallucinogenic Toreodore:

Meditative Rose:

Still Life Moving Fast:

Geopoloticus Child Watching the Birth of the New Man:

Gala Contemplating the Mediterranean Sea
Which At Twenty Meters Becomes
Abraham Lincoln -
Homage to Rothko:

Metamorphosis of Narcissus:

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