Geopolitical baby, Dali, 1943
- Posted by Salvador Dali
- Museum: Salvador Dali Museum. St. Petersberg. Florida. USA.
- Year: 1943
Overview of the painting :
Geopolitical baby – Salvador Dali. 1943. Oil on canvas. 45.5×50
The solution to the picture lies in the date of its creation. The war is in full swing. Blood flows pour around the world. But the artist already sees the results, a new society born in agony. Humanity, which is crowded in the framework of a dying era, violently sheds constraining shackles, full of desire for happiness, peace and contentment. The baby watching the birth of a new society is scared. He hides in his mother’s legs, but does not look away. In half a century, this baby will become one who will rule the world, new, different…
Humanity is constantly destroying itself, and then helping itself to be reborn in order to destroy again. This is the mystery of human existence.
What an impression will leave birth? A new mystery…
Yellow, disturbing tones create a special and complex atmosphere of work. Every birth gives hope, but the future is completely foggy. And only a large drop of blood flowing from the cracked shell makes the viewer think about the suffering and tragedy of moving from one state to another.