Dalí i Domènech, Salvador
Portrait of Gala with Two Lamb Chops in Equilibrium upon Her Shoulder
In reference to this fantastic and detailed portrait, Dalí tells us in The Secret Life of Salvador Dalí: "As soon as we had got settled in Portlligat I painted a portrait of Gala with a pair of raw chops poised on her shoulder. The meaning of this, as I later learned, was that instead of eating her, I had decided to eat a pair of raw chops instead. The chops were in effect the expiatory victims of abortive sacrifice - like Abraham's ram, and William Tell's apple. (...) My edible, intestinal and digestive representations at this period assumed an increasingly insistent character. I wanted to eat everything, and I planned the building of a large table made entirely of hard-boiled egg so that it could be eaten".
Salvador Dalí, The Secret Life of Salvador Dalí, Dial Press, New York, 1942, p. 319.
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