Surrealist Crucifixion by Dali


  • Ticiana Dine


All this study refers to this Spanish surrealist artist of the twentieth century, who made a significant contribution to the surrealist movement not just as an artist but also as a researcher and analyst, who touched the psychological aspect of the human mind. He combined the philosophical, psychological, mystical, oneric of Freud, symbolism and surrealism elements presenting so a picture which is chaotic at first glance that confuses the observer and makes him understand it as a surreal one without going beyond perception not only symbolic but also the mystic one. One of the most powerful relationships and even mystical would be Dali and his wife Gala- with her influence on the artist's artworks. Surrealism was in fact a multi-dimensional movement, which affected various areas opening so different paths of research for many artists. Surrealism is known as a movement which was sustain not only in absolute freedom of the artist but also in manifestos written by Andre Breton, without forgetting the very social impacts of that time. One of the most popular figures of surrealism is Salvador Dali, who made a great contribution to overcoming the many surreal characteristic features. One of the characteristic of Dali’s works is his treatment on Christ's crucifixion. From all other contemporaries Dali presents the crucifixion by a very different form which appears from time to time and as a chess game with cubes. Meanwhile Gala is presented dressed under the mantle of the Saint with a kind of estrangement in the treatment of His suffering and crucifixion. In this detailed analysis we understand his surrealism (of Dali) and perhaps his position as a believer.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2016.v5n3s1p94


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Dine, T. (2017). Surrealist Crucifixion by Dali. Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 5(3 S1), 94. Retrieved from