The sculptures of Salvador Dali: pictures and description of sculpture

Surrealism has always been difficult in two dimensions of painting. Gave certainly a painter. But he, from time to time, it was necessary to create a three-dimensional model of their complex images, to better understand himself his own idea and method of its realization on canvas.

The master worked exclusively in wax, as himself never viewed his sculpture as independent works. The world learned about Dali the sculptor only through the collector Isidro Clot, who bought it from the master wax model and it ordered a bronze casting. Presented to the public sculpture created a sensation in the art world. Many of the sculptures were subsequently enlarged and adorned not only Museum collections, but also the area of many cities.

In its content, brand all the sculptures Gave a plastic interpretation of images familiar from his paintings. Due to the volume, many of the images acquired additional significance and aesthetic sound.

Adam and eve

The work is a composition of figures of Ancestors, and Snake, curved in the shape of a heart. In this figure the loop eve gives the Apple to Adam. The author interprets the biblical story as knowledge of the pleasures of carnal love through criminal sin attractive and desirable.
Human figures are somewhat generalized, they are devoid of individual traits, which undoubtedly made consciously. Snakes – on the contrary, is done thoroughly and accurately. The center of the composition is clearly indicated by Apple from the tree of Knowledge. Bronze allowed to indicate the accents by highlighting them with color. Snakes are made in Golden colors, and the Apple – a perfect sphere – mirror polished and looks almost pearlescent.

Time profile

One of my favorite images of the artist – plastic, fluid clock. These sculptures have Given several. Profile of the time – the most famous of all. The phenomenon of time – especially important for artists of surrealism, perceiving time as an indispensable attribute of all the plots, mysterious, complex and confusing. The transience, the illusory nature and the elusiveness of time, the subject of attention of the author.

St. George and the Dragon

A classic story in the interpretation of the author looks a little different than we are accustomed to seeing. The iconic symbol of the Saint on horseback spearing the Dragon, a small figure of a woman standing a few feet away, which raised his hand, saluting the heroism of George. The author thus reminds those, for whom was made the feat of the lady in whose name the knights perform all of our deeds, the love and protection of the weak. The artist pushes the boundaries of classical story, forces the viewer to reconsider their attitude to the classics.

Space Venus

Known worldwide for the forms of the ancient Venus in the work Gave a slightly modified, modernized, erotizirovannymi. The sculpture is supplemented with details, which embody the author’s idea. The first detail is the “current clock” designed to remind the audience about the variability of the tastes and aesthetic ideas of the people. The second part – the Golden egg – a symbol of the great purpose of a woman is to give life. Symbols of the eternal and passing the joint to work. The author mocks the variability of human tastes, contrasting them eternal and constant wisdom of nature.


In this case, the author turns to mythology, and uses it to sample the famous statue of Cellini. In sculpture the great surrealist Perseus is depicted schematically, the details are not worked out. The face is completely absent. The Gorgon’s head is also very sketchy. By their nature, the work represents the interpretation of the content of the myth. The hero killed the Gorgon, destroying gaze, only because he managed to get rid of the person most vulnerable places.

Today in European and American museums is more than three hundred sculptures by Dali. Most of them third and fourth copies of the cast in the original forms the collector of the Clot. The original sculptures are kept in his private collection.