Burning Giraffe Woman with Drawers Statue by Salvador Dali 7.5HPN# SD02
This statue is an adaptation from Dali's painting "Burning Giraffe". It illustrates a woman in a dream like state with drawers being propped up by a series of sticks.Behind her appears a giraffe engulfed in flames.
- Parastone Mouseion 3D Museum Collection.
- Made from resin, finely painted colors.
- Comes with a color description card about the artist and artwork.
- Dimensions : 7.5 in. x 5 in. x 3.5 in. Weight 0.6 lbs.
- Licensed by the Dali Foundation.
About Burning Giraffe: Dali painted "Burning Giraffe" during his exile in the United States. Although Dali declared himself apolitical, "I am Dali, and only that.", this painting shows his personal struggle with the battle in his home country. Characteristic are the opened draws in the blue female figure, which Dali on a later date described as "Femme-coccyx" (tail bone woman). This phenomenon can be traced back to Freud's psychoanalytical method, much admired by Dali. He regarded him as an enormous step forward for civilization, witness his remark. "The only difference between immortal Greece and our era is Sigmund Freud who discovered that the human body, which in Greek times was merely neoplatonic, is now filled with secret drawers only to be opened through psychoanalysis." The opened drawers in this expressive, propped up female figure thus refer to the inner, subconscious within man. In Dali's own words, his paintings form "a kind of allegory which serves to illustrate a certain insight, to follow the numerous narcissistic smells which ascend from each of our drawers."
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