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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Dali Exhibition: Feminity & Sensuality - Part I

Basically, the Dali Exhibition circled around 3 main themes. The first theme that I am going to post here is on "Feminity and Sensuality".

Woman Aflame
This sculpture comprises of a female faceless figure with drawers and also fire.  The flames seems to have a life of its own and represents the concealed intensity of unconscious desire.  The drawers represent the unknown of hidden secrets.  The faceless female symbolizes all women as though a woman's beauty laid in her mystery.  The clutch, another symbol used commonly in Dali's work.  He called it "Symbol of Death" and "Symbol of Resurrection".  It represents a blend of authority, stability and sexual power. 
You can find these recurring symbols in Dali's work.
Space Venus
This sculpture represents a marble female torso, a body separation into two parts with a melting clock, an egg and ants.  The clock conveys two messages:  1)  The beauty of the flesh is temporary and will vanish.  2)  Beauty of Art is timeless and eternal.  The ants are reminders of human mortality.  The egg symbolizes life and renewal.
Homage to Fashion
The woman is a symbol of fashion.  The man kneeling in front of her is paying homage to her beauty and elegance.  Hence, the feminine figure is like a muse, a source of inspiration.

 Woman of Time
Is beauty dependent of time or is it eternal?

 Anthropomorphic Cabinet
The empty drawers symbolize hidden secrets.
 Premonition of Drawers
 The lithographs presented here made use symbols such as ants to express Dali's insecurities and fear related to women and sexuality.  The ants symbolize fear, nervousness and decay.

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