Salvador Dali Self Portrait Statue - Soft Self Portrait With Fried Bacon (1941)
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.
- Dimensions: 4.75" x 3" x 3" inches (est)
- Weight: 2.2 lbs (est)
- Material: Resin
- Original Artwork: Dalí, Salvador. Soft Self Portrait with Fried Bacon. 1941. Oil on canvas. 61 x 51 cm. Dalí Theatre-Museum, Figueres.
- Part of Parastone's Museum Collection.