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Salvador Dalí, Space Venus (Multiple Sculpture)
 
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TITLE:  Space Venus (Multiple Sculpture)
ARTIST:  Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904–1989)
WORK DATE:  1977 - 1984
CATEGORY:  Sculptures
MATERIALS:  Bronze
SIZE:  h: 65 cm / h: 25.6 in
STYLE:  Surrealism
PRICE*:  Contact Gallery for Price
GALLERY:  The Dali Universe  + 41 91 695 4740  Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  Venus is the goddess of beauty, and Dalí pays homage to the female figure by adding his own special elements. The underlying form in this sculpture is of a classic marble statue of a female torso, to which have been added four Dalinian elements: a soft watch, an egg, two ants and a separation of the body into two parts.
The watch is draped over the neck to give us two opposing messages; that beauty of the flesh is temporary and will vanish, while beauty of art is timeless and eternal. The ants are reminders of human mortality and impermanence. The 'Space Venus' is divided into two parts to reveal the egg, which like the ant, is a favourite Dalínian theme given the duality of its hard exterior and soft interior. The egg is a positive symbol and represents life, renewal, continuation and the future.
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