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The last days of spring are upon us and just around the corner is the summer. So today we’ll look at one of Dali’s earliest works as a surrealist, The First Days of Spring.
What makes this work so interesting is that in it are some of the very first and famous examples the “Dalinian Landscape”. The “Dalinian Landscape” is one of Dali’s trademarks. Most noticeably it is an expansive bland terrain, the setting for Dali’s dreams to unravel. It is Dali’s unconscious. Like many of Dali’s works there is always a pair somewhere in the distance, this represents Dali and his father, or past memories.
The plane here is used repeated in Dali’s work. In Dali’s prints and graphic works we see it over and over again. It acts as his canvas within the canvas. The spring is a representation of new beginnings, a blossoming of the soul. For Dali, during this time of his life, his artistic perspective was being reborn.
As we move into summer think about your recent spring and how you have been reborn.