About Salvador Dalí Statue Winged Swan of The Bacchanale Ballet (1939)
This Parastone resin three-dimensional representation features Salvador Dali Statue Winged Swan of The Bacchanale Ballet (1939). Salvador Dalí work “Winged Swan of The Bacchanale Ballet” was a theater backdrop painting made for the Ballet, “Bacchanale”. During his years in America, the Surrealist Spanish artist, Salvador Dali did not limit his activities solely to painting. He designed advertisements, wrote an autobiography, worked on cinema and designed for theater and ballet productions. In 1939, Salvador Dali designed the set and wrote the libretto for a ballet entitled Bacchanale, based on the myth of Leda and the Swan, a story and subject in art from Greek mythology in which the god Zeus, in the form of a swan, seduces or rapes Leda. Dali also wrote the scenario and designed the costumes. It was a Metropolitan Opera production, choreographed by Leonide Massine for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. The ballet was set to the music of Richard Wagner, whose patron, King Ludwig II, was portrayed in the scenario. More details on Salvador Dalí Statue Winged Swan of the Bacchanale Ballet (1939):
- Dimensions: 7 in. x 4 in. x 3 in.
- Weight: 2.4 lbs (est)
- Material: Resin.
- Part of Parastone’s Museum Collection.
About Salvador Dalí
The Surrealists’ exploration of the human psyche and dreams reached new heights in the works of the Spanish-born Salvador Dalí. In his paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and designs for furniture and movies, Dalí probed a deeply erotic dimension, studying the writings of Richard von Krafft-Ebing and Sigmund Freud, and inventing what he called the “paranoiac-critical method” to assist his creative process. As he described it, in his painting he aimed to “materialize the images of concrete irrationality with the most imperialistic fury of precision…in order that the world of imagination and of concrete irrationality may be as objectively evident…as that of the exterior world of phenomenal reality.” Dalí’s surrealist works are characterized by their haunting allegorical empty space where eve time has ended. An eerie, never-setting sun usually illuminates the barren landscapes, with often amorphous and imaginary creatures in the foreground. Dalí rendered every detail of this dreamscape with precise control, striving to make the world of his paintings convincingly real–in his words, to make the irrational concrete.