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Salvador Dalis The Invention of the Monsters 1937 which is located at the Art Institute of Chicago depicts the idea of Surrealism through the artists use of space and form color and iconography In the following paper I will discuss the developments of these elements in Dalis work Dali juxtaposed forms in his nightmarish environment He has the haunting environment with the dark colors and the burning giraffe He sets up his picture in some sort of parallel form between men and women The women that have the double faced masks are together and the half- horse half females are together It seems as though no matter how close they are to each other they do not touch each other Another characteristic of form would be with the little objects that are laying on the table There is a human hand towards the lower left side of the drawing holding an antique watch Then there is another human hand holding a ball The hand seems as though it could be the womans hand that is sitting on the wooden altar Towards the upper right hand side of the table lies a sculpture with two heads perhaps this might of have been a symbol of Dalis love that he has for his wife Gala since she was known for posing in his paintings Based on Dalis Persistence of Memory it seems as though he was still influenced by his previous painting in signifying that time was very important to him Lastly there is this dog that you can hardly see on the postcard but you can actually see it in the real painting It has been said that the blue dog that was painted in the lower right hand side of the painting was done in an unstable pigment that faded away within a few years from the artists completion of his work It was also said that this dog did not symbolize a
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