This is a set of two sculptures entitled PORTRAIT OF PICASSO and PORTRAIT OF DALI by Salvador Dali.
These are highly collectible, quality, resin sculptures with hand-painted color details, matte and glossy finish.
Guaranteed fully authentic and authorized Dali pieces! Absolute Mint Condition, comes new in box!
Dimensions of Picasso: 5.25 in. x 3.25 in. x 1.5 in.
Dimensions of Dali: 4.75 in. x 3 in. x 3 in.
Comes with a full color card with an image of the original Dali artwork and a description card about Dali and the artwork. Both info cards are in four languages.
Dali painted this self-portrait during his eight-year-exile in the United States, where he had fled from the Spanish civil war. The, sometimes, childlike enthusiasm and the drive of the American society appealed to Dali and he had a most productive period there. Under this influence he appeared to reverse his “paranoid-critical” method. Now he painted more from the inside out, as his comment on his self-portrait indicates. Dali himself styles his self-portrait as “an anti-psychological self-portrait, instead of painting the soul, or the inner of oneself, to paint solely the appearance, the cover, my soul’s glove. This glove of my soul can be eaten and is even a little sharp, like highbred game; therefor ants appear together with the fried bacon. As the most generous of all painters I continuously offer myself as food and thus give our era the most delicious delicacies.”
Shocked by the dropping of the atom bomb, Dali took a different mystical turning after the Second World War. He combined this new approach with a fanatical interest in the classical art of painting. One year after painting the Portrait of Picasso he described in his “Fifty magical secrets” how surprised he was that people were able to split a nuclear, “but nobody had any knowledge of the substances and the secret juices in which the brothers Van Eyck or Vermeer from the Dutch town of Delft used to dip their paintbrushes. In 1948 Dali decided, after a very fruitful eight-year-long stay in the United States, to return to Europe to devote himself to “nuclear mysticism” with the expert motto his insight that the “the skillful arts of painting were developed once and forever and with the greatest perfection and influence during the Renaissance and that the decadence of modern art finds its origins in skepticism and a lack of faith, which is a consequence of mechanical materialism. Although still filled with Dali-like symbolism, Picasso’s portrait has stylistic neoclassical elements. Above the weak torso a portrait comes into existence, composed of alienating elements which strongly reminds the viewer of the 17th-century portraits by the painter Arcimboldo.
These sculptures are amazing! When the public visits a museum, they repeatedly visit the same artworks to look at them from a different perspective. This fantastic sculpture offers art lovers the ability to “view” their favorite artwork in their own home, from an entirely different perspective, and in a different dimension: 3D! Have you ever wondered what the artwork looked like from behind the painting? Or from the side? To remind you of your museum experience, each figurine comes with a color card of the original painting, information about the painter and a description of the specific figurine reproduced.