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Space Venus

Postby zafra52 on Sat Mar 23, 2024 8:03 pm

This is a bronze reproduction at the d'Arenberg Cube in South Australia. The original sculpture is in Paris and represents Venus, the goddess of beauty, and Dali adds a soft watch, an egg, two ants and a separation of the body into two parts. It’s meant to represent the ephemeral beauty of the body and the eternal beauty of art. The ants represent the lack of importance and human mortality. The egg represents renewal, the promise of the future and it is also a symbol of fragility with a hard exterior and a soft interior.

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Re: Space Venus

Postby gstark on Mon Mar 25, 2024 3:35 pm

Ah, Dali.

What a brilliant artist he was.

I love not just his melting clocks, but his reflective spheres.

As well as most of his other work.

The egg in this sculpture looks to be a variation of a reflecting sphere. Is this the case?
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Postby zafra52 on Sun Mar 31, 2024 12:14 pm

Thank you for your comments, Gary.

I saw Dali working when I was a young waiter at the Hotel Palace in Madrid. He certainly was a genius, but he was also mad as a hatter. I was studying English in the restaurant after lunch hour, when I heard voices of laughing and screaming women, So, I looked through the gaps in the concertina door separating the dining-room and its annex. I saw naked women being sprayed with colour paints and then embracing and turning this way and that on a huge canvas on the floor, which had been covered with plastics. Then, Dali adjusted a brush to the end of his walking cane and started to create shapes from the colour shapes in the canvas left by the gorgeous women. I was 18 or 19 at the time and it was the first time I saw a woman naked, several women naked all at one, and the only time I saw Dali painting.
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Postby gstark on Thu Apr 04, 2024 4:47 pm

zafra52 wrote: I was 18 or 19 at the time and it was the first time I saw a woman naked, several women naked all at one, and the only time I saw Dali painting.


That is most certainly one hell of a memory. Beautiful ladies. Dali. How good does a waiting job get to be?
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