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Happy Holidays to all from the Salvador Dalí Society! We are all excited to celebrate the holidays. If you are at a lost as to what to get your beloved ones, we suggest Dalí Dimension. It is the perfect gift for Dalí lovers. Dalí Dimension is a documentary about the passions of Salvador Dalí. It investigates the surrealist’s obsession with science, psychology, and math. It explores the influence that Freud and Einstein had over the Spaniard. Click here for more info.
Dalí fancied using multimedia. For a twenty year stretch from the 1950s – 1970s Dalí extend his talents to a different medium. Greeting Cards. During those year he produced dozens of greeting cards for Hoechst, a German pharmaceutical company. Particularly Dalí created Christmas Cards. These cards were distributed to different doctors and pharmaceutical representatives in Spain. They were well known for displaying Christmas tree roots and brilliant designed, with witty messages written by Dalí himself.
In 1946 Dalí painted Noel, a celebration of Christmas through a surrealist’s expression.
The work is a beautiful winter scene adorned with the traditional Christmas trees. One of the things most interesting about this work is the space in the middle. Much hasn’t been said of Dalí’s use of space, more particularly, negative space. But here we presented with this gapping column flanked by two arched structures. It almost feels as if there is a face that should be placed there. Could it be a gateway? But where does it lead to? It opens to nothing, just vast empty land. What do you think?
I wanted to share these Dalí tidbits with you. We’ll be back with more insightful Dalí post soon. Enjoy!