Description of the painting by Salvador Dali "Spain"

Description of the painting by Salvador Dali

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Spain is the birthplace of Salvador Dali, his home. Therefore, the fact that he was concerned and interested in her fate was quite natural. Therefore, he turned to the motive of the civil war, depicting it in the usual for him surreal unique style on canvas (91.8 by 60.2 centimeters) with ordinary oil paints in 1938. The work strongly resembles The Adoration of the Magi by the notorious Da Vinci in terms of depth, color scheme and construction.

In this creation, Dali depicted a desert quite familiar to the eyes of fans of the artist and art historians. Before us on almost the entire canvas stretched the Spanish plain, which acquired the color of coffee mixed with milk, due to a mixture of dust, dirt and sand. In the distance, near the horizon, mountains are visible, some kind of building, erected not only from sandstone, not from limestone blocks, but, perhaps, from some stones unknown to the average person. The sky, also visible somewhere far ahead, is dark, gray and dirty. It looks more like a mountain plateau in the fog, as you can see it if you fall on it from somewhere above.

Closer to the viewer is a huge, simply giant cabinet, which has only one single drawer at the very top. He is slightly extended. His pen, more like a bronze pin, seems completely new. Something is about to fall out of the box, resembling both a red (bloodied?) Rag and human entrails. A woman is leaning on a pedestal, whose silhouette emerges from the figures of the military and animals scurrying in chaos.

Obviously, she is wearing a dress. By the way, judging by the features, she is a real Spaniard. Therefore, her name is Spain - a deserted, suffering country, which, if she were a living person, would cry with bloody tears during the events, which are called "civil war".

Claude Monet Mackie

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