Young Virgin by Salvador Dali

Young Virgin by Salvador Dali

Young Virgin
Oil on canvas
Private Collection

Demonstrating Dali’s style of exaggerating the representation of the female form within an abstracted background this painting is undoubtedly focused on sexual allusion. Overtly phallic rhinoceros horns, and form the components of the central buttock, and the disparate images threatening it. The title of the painting reinforces Dali’s conflicting views of women as mysterious objects of power, fear, and seduction.

Salvador Dali
Surrealism, Surrealist Sculpture, Biomorphism, Assemblage
Born: 11 May 1904, Catalonia, Spain
Nationality: Spanish
Died: 23 January 1989, Catalonia, Spain

Salvador Dali 1904-1989

Dali was a surrealist artist known for his technical skill, precision draftsmanship, and the striking and often bizarre nature of his images. Initially influenced by Impressionism and the Renaissance he became increasingly interested in Cubism and the avant-garde movements of the time. By the late 1920s, he joined the Surrealist group of artists and became one of its leading exponents.

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