Dalí Theatre-Museum. The Collection

Dalí i Domènech, Salvador

Galatea of the Spheres

Date
1952
Dimensions
65 x 54 cm
Tecnique
Oil on canvas
Location
Dalí Theatre-Museum

One of the most representative works from the nuclear mysticism period. It is the outcome of a Dalí impassioned by science and for the theories of the disintegration of the atom. Gala’s face is made up from a discontinuous, fragmented setting, densely populated by spheres, which on the axis of the canvas takes on a prodigious three-dimensional vision and perspective. As Dalí clarified in his Anti-Matter Manifesto: “Today, the exterior world —the physical one— has gone beyond the psychological one. My father, today, is Doctor Heisenberg”. It is one of the most eloquent acts of homage to Gala’s face that Dalí produced, and he wanted it to be seen in the Palace of Winds in his Theatre-Museum, on an easel that had belonged to Meissonier, a painter of whom there are two works in the museum that formed part of Dalí’s private collection.

© Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres, 2014.

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