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Dalí i Domènech, Salvador

Dawn, Noon, Afternoon and Evening

Oil on plywood
122 x 244 cm
Dalí Theatre-Museum

An oil painting that was created from a suggestion made to the artist by the Centro Georges Pompidou to present works from the most recent period in the anthological Dalí, held in the Paris museum from the 18th of December 1979 to the 14th of April 1980. It is a work painted with dizzy vibrations of colour applied over the surface of the work, often directly from the tube, not in a systematic way, since there are spaces that express peace and silence, and others, intense accumulation. The whole painting is perfectly linked with the shadow, in the forefront and in a slightly rising diagonal, which organises and joins the entire composition. Dalí represents the passing of time in one single piece of work, in the style of the German Altdorfer, who paints the whole development of a battle on one single canvas. Dalí reproduces the day, with the hieratic feminine figure of Millet’s Angelus, which is repeated.

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

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  • Dawn, Noon, Afternoon and Evening

    Dawn, Noon, Afternoon and Evening