What is the metaphoric symbolism in Salvador Dalí's surrealism?
Page Abstract 3 Introduction 4 Surrealism 5 Automatism 6 Veristic Surrealists 6 Paranoiac-Critical Method 6 Biography 7 Freud and Dali 8 Reoccurring Symbols 9 "Vision of Hell" (1962) 11 "Daddy Longlegs of the Evening
Hope!" (1940) 13 "The Andalusian Dog" (1929) 15 Comparison of Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte 18 Comparison of Salvador Dali and Max Ernst 19 Conclusion 20 Images "The Persistence of Time" (1931) 21 "Vision of Hell" (1962) 22 "Daddy Longlegs of the Evening
Hope!" (1940) 23 "The Andalusian Dog" (1929) clips 24
The following essay deals with the reoccurring symbolic metaphors within many of Salvador Dalí's artwork. You will be introduced to the life of this surreal artist. His fears, his sexual desires, and his influential insanity will be cast into the light, as I work my way into the mind of Dalí.
I have defined surrealism and its history in order to understand where it is that this shameless man comes from. Why is Dalí a classified as a veristic surrealist and how does he use his Paranoiac-Critical Method while painting? I will make a short relation to one of his paintings using a Freudian analysis.
Grotesque symbolic images are repeated in many of his paintings and I will define what these symbols mean to Dalí on a personal level after interpreting his life history. Dalí made an experimental short film and this I will analyse, highlighting the metaphors and explaining them.
What makes Dalí so unique? I will compare Dalí to two other surrealists and explain why Dalí is so individualistic. Not only is it difficult to get inside the mind of an artist, it is even more difficult to get inside the mind of a confused artist....