Monday, May 30, 2011

Dalí, Salvador

The First Days of Spring
Oil and collage on panel
49.5 cm × 64 cm (19.49 in × 25.20 in)
Salvador Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida

Salvador Dalí (1904 – 1989) was a prominent Spanish Catalan surrealist painter born in Figueres.
This work was created during a time of extreme personal stress for Dalí.
His father was becoming increasingly disappointed with his son's choice of profession and unorthodox behavior.
The figures of the man and boy appear several times in Dalí's future works.
They represent Dali's wish to heal his relationship with his father. The seated figure on the left has also been speculated to represent the artist's father.