Salvador Dali Elephant from The temptation of Saint Anthony (1946)
The elephant with the long legs, painted by Salvador Dali , called La tentation de St. Antoine, converted into a 3D figurine that is manufactured under license as part of the 3D-Mouseion collection and a sought after collector's item for fans of Dali.
Material: resin, hand painted.
Height 24 cm
Includes-a full-color card with a picture of the original art work; -a card with description artist and art work. Both cards are quadrilingual.
Elephant From The Temptation Of Saint Anthony by Dali After the Second World War, Dali converted, by his own account, to mysticism. The beginning of the Atomic Era strongly influenced his thinking and led to a strong spiritual foundation for his paintings which he made with a great appreciation for the classic art of painting. The temptation of Saint Anthony originated from an entry for a film poster competition. It shows Dali's nuclear mysticism in all its fierceness. A naked Antonius wards off a frightening mounted horse with a sword, which, standing on legs as thin as gossamer, defies the laws of gravity. The Saint tries not to be seduced by the earthly temptations, symbolized by the horse as a symbol of power, followed by almost floating elephants which carry on their backs symbols of lust and greed. Here Dali dovetails with a classical painter's theme, which before was used by the painters Bosch and Breugel, Dali's surrealistic predecessors. Dali, though, let the frightful temptations act in an alienating world between heaven and earth. However, this "levitation" will later reappear frequently as a theme in his work.