Salvador Dalí
Salvador Dalí

Venus de Milo aux tiroirs

Venus de Milo aux tiroirs

 

- What is important is to spread confusion, not eliminate it.

The Spanish multi-faceted surrealist Salvador Dalí (1904–1984) was a prolific artist. His creative period spans from the 1920s to the mid-eighties. Dalí drew from influences from a number of artistic movements. In 1929, he went to Paris and became part of the surrealist wave. Within this movement, he continued to create his personal way of expression until he went his own way in 1939.

Venus de Milo aux tiroirs in the Ekeberg Park stems from Dalí's surrealist period. The surrealists were inspired by Sigmund Freud's dream interpretations and theories of the subconscious.

By way of this sculpture, Dalí makes an analogy between one's subconsciousness and drawers that may be opened. The placements of these drawers is hardly a coincidence, since the artist regards the drawers as symbols of suppressed sexuality as well. The same motif is to be found in his paintings.

 

Venus de Milo aux tiroirs, 1936.

Bronse, 220 cm.