Salvador Dali - Statue - Woman With Drawers - Burning Giraffe (1936-1937)
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.