Dali Tiger Emerging From Fish Dream Caused By The Flight Of A Bee Statue -
Surrealist Master, Salvador Dali, invites us into his dreams through a sculptural adaptation of one of his paintings. The tiger emerges from the belly of a fish and leaps out in a full roaring rage.
This statue is part of the Parastone Mouseion 3D Collection of licensed Dali statue reproductions. It is made from resin with meticulously hand-painted details. Dali sculpture comes with a description card in four languages.
Measures 8.25 in. x 5.25 in. x 1.5 in. including the metal detachable stand as pictured. Weighs 0.4 lbs. PN SD09.
ABOUT THE ARTWORK: The full title "One second before awakening from a dream caused by the flight of a bee around a pomegranate" explains how Dali was inspired by a dream that Gala reported to him. He saw the dream as an illustration of Freud's theory that dreams could be triggered by external stimuli. Gala, asleep and floating, feels the threat of the bee-sting, symbolized by the rifle with bayonet. The pomegranate, that probably attracted the bee, can be seen in the foreground and, in a huge version, on the left of the painting. It seems to be the source of the enormous fish with a snarling tiger leaping out of its mouth. In the background the elephant can be seen on long thin legs defying the laws of gravity, a recurring theme in Dali's works.
ABOUT THE ART PERIOD: Dali sublimated his life in his art of painting. Relying on great craftsmanship, acquired in all sorts of art experiments, he lifted surrealism, in an inimitable self-willed manner, to exceptional heights. He photographed, as it were, associatively what was enacted in his mind. Incited by, at the time, new psychological insights he tried to fix his subconscious with images, and to visualize his dreams in all their inscrutable symbolism. It was for this purpose that he developed his famous "paranoid-critical" method. To us, one dimensional mortal souls, only the paintings and other expressions remain as fascinating witnesses to a literally unbelievably intense and active life. Perhaps we are so drawn to them because not only do they allow us to have a look inside Dali's subconscious, but they also are a mirror reflecting our own souls.
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