About Salvador Dali Self Portrait Statue - Soft Self Portrait With Fried Bacon (1941)
This Parastone resin sculpture is a three-dimensional representation of the Spaniard surrealist Artist, Salvador Dalí's original work Soft Self Portrait With Fried Bacon, oil on canvas made in 1941 showing a specter full of irony, where an amorphous, soft face appears, supported by crutches. Dali considered his self-portrait, with a pedestal that bears the inscription of the title of the work. Above, there is a slice of fried bacon, a symbol of organic matter and of the everyday nature of his breakfasts in New York's Saint Regis Hotel. Dali always remembered the piece of flayed skin with which Michelangelo represented himself in the Sistine Chapel. He argued the most consistent thing of our representation is not the spirit or the vitality, but the skin. As part of the Surrealism Art Movement, Dali self-portrait comes from 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. Dali self-portrait indicates that he painted more from the inside out.
The artist who above all others symbolizes Surrealism in the public imagination is the Spaniard, Salvador Dalí. His genius for publicity brought the word “Surrealism” to the level of a common noun in all languages. Not only Dali's art denotes that is irrational and erotic, but also mad–and fashionable. All at once, his paintings, his writings, his utterances, his actions, his appearance, and his iconic mustache celebrate his eccentricity.
The Surrealists’ exploration of the human psyche and dreams reached new heights in Dalí’s extravagant works. In his paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and designs for furniture and movies, Dalí probed a deeply erotic dimension. While studying the writings of von Krafft-Ebing and Freud, he invented what he called the “paranoiac-critical method” to assist his creative process.</p>
Dalí’s surrealist works are characterized by their haunting allegorical empty space where even time has ended. An eerie, never-setting sun usually illuminates the barren landscapes, with often amorphous and imaginary creatures in the foreground. Dalí rendered every detail of this dreamscape with precise control, striving to make the world of his paintings convincingly real–in his words, to make the irrational concrete.