About Salvador Dali Geopoliticus Child Watching The Birth of The New Man (1943) – Statue
This Parastone resin Three-Dimensional representation features the Surrealist artist’s notorious work Salvador Dali Geopoliticus Child Watching The Birth of The New Man, made in 1943. Geopoliticus Child reflects the newfound importance America held for the world and for Dali. Whilst the world is on fire, Dali paints the birth of the new human. Frightened, seeking the protection of its mother, the child sees a man struggling to escape a plastic egg of which the continents drip down. Here stands the new symbol of a new order, a new beginning for a new and perfect world. The man breaking from the egg emerges out of the new nation, America, signaling a global transformation. Africa and South America are both enlarged, representing the growing importance of the Third World, while Europe is being crushed by the man “hand, indicating its diminishing importance as an international power. The draped cloth above and below the egg represents the placenta of the new nation which, as Dali shows with a drop of blood, can only be born through much pain and suffering. An androgynous older figure stands in the foreground and points to the emerging man, acknowledging the birth of this global transformation. The cowering child with its long shadow–The Geopoliticus Child–represents this new age. More details on Salvador Dali Geopoliticus Child Watching The Birth of The New Man (1943) – Statue:
- Dimensions: 7″ in. x 6.5″ in. x 5″ in. (est)
- Weight: 4 lbs (est)
- Material: Resin.
- Original: Dalí, Salvador. Geopoliticus Child Watching The Birth of The New Man. 1943. Oil on Canvas. 18 in x 20 1/2 in. The Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg.
- ©Salvador Dalí. Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí (Artists Rights Society), 2017 / In the USA ©Salvador Dalí Museum, Inc. St. Petersburg, FL 2017
- 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.