Salvador Dali Burning Giraffe (1936-1937) - Dali, Femme avec tiroirs
Burning Giraffe (1936-1937) - Dali
Symbolic 3D sculpture of a woman's body full of drawers (Burning Giraffe) by Salvador Dali. It means that everyone has secrets, referring to the inner, subconscious within man.
- Hand painted sculpture
- Height 19 cm.
- In giftbox
Background information Dali 's Burning Giraffe
Burning Giraffe (Woman with Drawers) by Salvador Dali Dali painted during his exile in the United States. Although Dali declared himself apolitical, "I am Dali, and only that.", this painting shows his personal struggle with the battle in his home country.
Characteristic are the opened drawers in the blue female figure, which Dali on a later date described as "Femme-coccyx" (tail bone woman). This phenomenon can be traced back to Freud's psychoanalytical method, much admired by Dali. He regarded him as an enormous step forward for civilization, witness his remark.
"The only difference between immortal Greece and our era is Sigmund Freud who discovered that the human body, which in Greek times was merely neoplatonical, is now filled with secret drawers only to be opened through psychoanalysis." The opened drawers in this expressive, propped up female figure thus refer to the inner, subconscious within man. In Dali's own words his paintings form "a kind of allegory which serves to illustrate a certain insight, to follow the numerous narcissistic smells which ascend from each of our drawers."
Material : Collectible quality, resin with hand-painted color details, matte and glossy finish. Statue replica is from the highly collectible Mouseion 3D Collection.
Included : Full color card with image of original artwork. Description card about artist and artwork. Both cards are in four languages.
Height 19 cm.
Delivered in a representative gift-box.