A surprisingly bright work in its genre. Dali this time slightly moved away from his surrealism and masterfully used another genre - cubism. It is difficult, but as you can see, it is possible. But this change of genre gave unexpected results. This canvas is a complete confirmation of this.
Dali portrayed here the flesh lying on the stones, but this is not just flesh - it is a human carcass spread on stones, which lies on the stones in a rather strange pose. But, despite the strangeness of the posture, another thing is read - loneliness. And this pain of loneliness screams in every muscle of this body. And most likely this body is female.
After all, most often a woman suffers from loneliness. But then in front of us is a powerful enough plump woman, to whom certainly none of the men will ever approach. Because there is nothing sophisticated and feminine in this figure, except perhaps the chest, which is covered with a white sheet. That is why loneliness! Nobody will approach such a thunder-woman. And so, in desperation, almost in the pose of the crucified Christ, lay on the stones ...
It is said that Dali wrote this painting under the influence of the work of his friend Picasso. By the way, they were good friends, despite the difference in genres. Both are terribly prolific in work. Both left a lot of reminders about themselves.
At the same Picasso, almost an entire street is occupied by museums. What can I say about Dali. But this canvas nevertheless stands out against all the works of Salvador Dali from all the fact that it does not depict his muse - Gala. Yes, as a rule, and especially in the last years of his life, he increasingly devoted his paintings to his wife and painted her there. He could not portray her so terrible, but each time he said that she could not escape this despair.
Loneliness will always haunt us, no matter how many people live. Actually over the years, she herself understood this.
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