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Face of War-Salvador Dali
Transcript of Face of War-Salvador Dali
Why did he paint this
painting and what is the meaning of it?
Information about the painting
The original name of the painting was La Cara De La Guerra.The Face of War was painted during the brief period that the artist lived in the state of California in the United States. The size of the painting is 64 X 79 cm and he painted this picture with oil on canvas. We can see this painting in The Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, United States, It is the house of the largest collection outside Europe of the works of the artist Salvador Dali .
FACE of WAR
Dali's Face of War is unique because it is a personal subject for him and is his way of expressing Salvador's feelings towards war.From this painting it is shown that to Salvador Dali all war meant was death.In this picture he sent a message about war by using art.
As we can understand the name, the Face of War, by Salvador Dali, from 1940 was painted to depict a period when the Spaniards, including Salvador Dali, were going through difficult times as a result of a three year long, Second Spanish Civil War.The miserable face of the corpse sees only death, speaks only death, and reflected in his eyes are the corpses whose eyes and mouths are also filled with death.
Second Spanish Civil war began on 17 July 1936 and finished on 1 April 1939.
Salvador Dali was born in Figueres, in the Catalonia region of Spain at 1904.(11.05) He was a Spanish surrealist painter. Dali's older brother, also named Salvador had died of gastroenteritis nine months earlier.Dali also had a sister, Ana Maria, who was three years younger.In February 1921, Dali's mother died of breast cancer when he was just 16 years old. After her death, Dali's father married his deceased wife's sister.
Salvador Dali and his family
He moved in Madrid and studied at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando.Dalí was expelled from the Academia in 1926, shortly before his final exams when he was accused of starting an unrest.His mastery of painting skills was evidenced by his realistic The Basket of Bread, painted in 1926.That same year, he made his first visit to Paris, where he met Pablo Picasso.