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The great masturbator, Salvador Dali - analysis of the picture

The great masturbator, Salvador Dali - analysis of the picture

Great Masturbator - Salvador Dali. 110x150

Surrealists do not know how to hide their secret thoughts, they even manage to make the secrets of their subconscious public. Children's psychological trauma, which averted the artist from sex throughout his life, became the main motive of this famous work of the master.

In the work, we recognize several of the author’s favorite motifs at once: a rock near Carkades, turned into a huge head, an egg - fertility and a symbolic image of life itself, ants symbolizing decay and decay, locusts - the artist’s eternal inexplicable horror. There is Gala, the only woman in the world who woke up the imagination of the master. So many favorite details in one work make it special and very important in the work of the artist.

Suffering and sex, sex as suffering, suffering as sex. This is the main idea of ​​the author. Throughout his life, the artist was not able to overcome the horror that he experienced when he saw the pictures in a medical album dedicated to sexually transmitted diseases. This trauma caused the artist to experience physical pain every time during sex. He was not saved by his love for Gala, he was not cured by constant creative reflection and deliverance from the most secret thoughts and desires. The picture is the great secret of the psyche of every person.

Dali did not want to part with the picture until the end of his life, it was constantly in front of his eyes, forcing every time to analyze the features of his consciousness.

Clear, understandable and realistic details of the work are collected in such an inexplicable combination that they acquire a completely unusual meaning. The viewer's gaze slides across the canvas, lingering first on large objects, moving on to smaller ones and, finally, starting to grab the smallest images of the canvas.

Eroticism, bordering on indecency, transfers the work into a special category - intimate art, very personal, prohibitively individual.

The general atmosphere of destruction, decay and decline, conflicts with that passion, which is easily discernible in human images. Whenever the viewer sees a picture, his gaze captures all the new micro-details that change the impression of the content of the canvas.

Today, the work adorns the collection of paintings of the National Royal Assembly, acting as one of the main masterpieces. Every day near this work you can see a crowd of tourists unsuccessfully trying to solve the mystery of the subconscious fears of the great master of illusion and hallucinations. The failure of these attempts is a component of the canvas, its idea, theme and super-task.


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