Dali became a member of the surrealist motion. He was surrounded by creative persons who accepted his bizarre behavior and celebrated the eccentric imagination in his art. Surrealism is a cultural motion that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for its ocular graphicss and Hagiographas. It was founded in Paris by a little group of authors and creative persons who painted images which gave a graphic world to the universe of dreams and the subconscious. Amongst other creative persons Dali met in the surrealist group, he made familiarity with Gala, the married woman of the Surrealist author Paul Eluard. Dali and Gala fell in love and moved to Paris together in the fall of 1929 and married five old ages subsequently.
Dali painted ‘Christ of Saint John of the Cross ‘ in the summer of 1951. It is a reworking of a drawing of the Crucifiction believed to hold been made by Saint John of the Cross, a sixteenth century Spanish saint. It is an oil picture on canvas and is 205 centimeter by 116 centimeter. The picture was purchased by Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in 1952 for ï¿½8,200. The Spanish authorities offered ï¿½80 million for the picture but the offer was turned down. It is one of the favored plants of art in the metropolis. The picture has aroused esteem, unfavorable judgment and contention since it was painted! Students of Glasgow school of Art submitted a request against the purchase because they thought the money would hold been better allocated to creative persons in the City. It was thought by spiritual groups that with his repute, Dali should n’t be painting spiritual plants and Art Critics believed that with this picture, Dali was non forcing the boundaries of the surrealism he was known for. The picture was attacked by a visitant in 1961 who used a rock and his custodies to rupture the canvas, but it was successfully restored. Dali relied on his dreams for counsel, he aimed to unite atomic scientific discipline and faith in Christ of Saint John of the Cross, and besides used mathematical theories to seek and work out the ideal proportions for his work. Dali wrote “ In 1950 I had a cosmic dream in which I saw in coloring material this image, which in my dream represents the karyon of the atom. This nucleus afterwords took on a metaphysical significance.
I consider it to be the very integrity of the existence, Christ ” and “ When thanks to Father Bruno ( Carmelite ) , I saw the Christ drawn by Saint John of the Cross, I worked out geometrically a trigon and a circle which aesthetically summarised all my old experiments and I drew my Jesus in this trigon ” . In the pictures ‘Christ of Saint John of the Cross ‘ and ‘Crucifixion ‘ Jesus ‘s cross floats above the land. In the picture ‘ Christ of Saint John of the Cross ‘ you see Christ ‘s point of position from above, while in ‘Crucifixion ‘ ( 1954 ) you see the position of the witnesss below. These pictures show how world is perceived. Dali started painting from scientific discipline after World War II, this is when he began the atomic ( or ‘atomic ‘ ) period of his work. In the picture ‘The continuity of memory ‘ ( 1931 ) you see a deformed foetus like caput lying on the land and runing redstem storksbills and in the backround a landscape that looks similar to Port Lligat where Dali grew up, the landscapes in many of his pictures resemble Port Lligat with flaxen beaches and old canvas boats. The runing pocket tickers suggest the irrelevancy of clip during slumber, when we are asleep clip does non prevail, but memories do. Dali called his pictures manus painted dream photographs.This picture besides relates to comprehend world and suggests that “ Time is a human perceptual experience ” .
Salvidor Dali is my favorite creative person, I love his work! I admire Dali ‘s eccentricnes, I would love to hold met him! The painting ‘Christ of Saint John of the Cross ‘ is my favorite picture as one love spiritual pictures and when Dali pigments from his dreams I find it truly interesting as dreams are so absorbing to me. I love surrealism art as I feel like it takes me off to another topographic point merely like when I dream. Dali painting his dreams has inspired me to get down making this. I love the thought of Christ on the cross up up above looking down on Earth and there is ever something traveling on down below, in this painting the fishermen on the beach. I love the colors and the light coming through the clouds in the sky and the distances above the hills in the landscape.
I think Dali ‘s ‘Christ of Saint John of the Cross ‘ inspired other creative persons to paint from scientific discipline and faith. I think it has inspired people to believe about faith and surrealism art.