About Salvador Dali – Statue – Woman With Drawers – Burning Giraffe (1936-1937)
This Parastone resin 3-Dimensional representation is inspired by the central figure of Salvador Dalí’s iconic work “Burning Giraffe” made in 1936-1937. Salvador Dalí painted “Burning Giraffe” during his exile in the United States. Although the Spanish Surrealist artist declared himself apolitical, this painting shows his personal struggle with the battle in his home country. Characteristic are the opened drawers in the blue female figure, which Dalí later on described as the “Femme-Coccyx” (tail bone woman), alluding to a phenomenon first postulated as part of Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytical method. Dalí regarded Sigmund Freud’s contributions as an enormous step forward for human civilization. The opened drawers in this expressive, propped up female figure thus refer to the inner sublimated fears and anxieties in the subconscious of humans. Moreover, his recurrent use of “crutches” represent both our human frailty and the different structures we use to anchor us into the real world. Just like Dalí did in his most iconic work “The Persistence of Memory” where he challenged the rigidity and fixed concept of Time, through the melted clocks depicted, here Dalí challenges the self-reliance and strength of our human nature. More details on Salvador Dali – Statue – Woman With Drawers – Burning Giraffe (1936-1937):
- Dimensions: 7.5″ in. x 5″ in. x 3.5″ in.
- Weight (est): 0.6 lbs
- Material: Resin with hand-painted color details
- Original: Dalí, Salvador. Girafe en Feu, 1936-1937. Oil on canvas. 35cm x 27cm. Kunstmuseum, Basel.
- © Salvador Dalí, Fundaciòn Gala-Salvador Dalí, c/o Beeldrecht, Amsterdam 2007.
- Part of Parastone’s Museum Collection.
About Salvador Dalí
Salvador Dalí sublimated his life in his art of painting. Relying on great craftsmanship, acquired in all sorts of art experiments, he lifted surrealism, in an inimitable self-willed manner, to exceptional heights. He photographed, as it were, associatively what was enacted in his mind. Incited by, at the time, new psychological insights he tried to fix his subconscious with images, and to visualize his dreams in all their inscrutable symbolism. It was for this purpose that he developed his famous “Paranoid-Critical” method. Perhaps we are drawn to Dali’s surrealist art, because not only do they allow us to have a look inside Dalí0s subconscious, but they are also a mirror reflecting our own soul.