Current Location:
L. William Seidman Center -> 4th Floor (WSC)
Location Notes:
WSC; 4th fl., Stairwell, right of doors

Music

Artwork
Identifier:
2009.147.5
Artist:
Salvador Dalí
Credit:
Gift of Robert and Theresa Frain
Medium:
Ceramic
Date:
1964
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 8 in Width: 8 in
Description:
Abstract image of multiple musical instruments on a tile. Black lines with pink, red, yellow, and blue spaces.
Historical Context:
“Surrealism is the stressing of subconscious or irrational significance of imagery arrived at by automatism or the exploitation of chance effects, unexpected juxtaposition, dreamlike figurines and etc.” Dalí's first Surrealistic period was in 1929. These oil paintings were small collages of his dream images. His work employed a meticulous classical technique, influenced by Renaissance artists, that contradicted the "unreal dream" space he created with strange hallucinatory characters. Dali was later kicked out of the surrealist movement for right-wing tendencies and an slight obsession with Hitler.