ART SCULPTURE SALVADOR DALI THE GEOPOLITICAL CHILD BIRTH OF THE NEW HUMAN

ART SCULPTURE SALVADOR DALI THE GEOPOLITICAL CHILD BIRTH OF THE NEW HUMAN

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  • HEIGHT OF 5CMS
  • SALVADOR DALI
  • ATTRACTIVE COLLECTABLE
  • MAKES A FABULOUS GIFT
  • 3D Sculpture with a height of 5cms will make a splendid addition to any collection. 'The Geopolitical child watches the birth of the new human'(1943) Salvador Dali's eccentricities cast a shadow over his genius as an artist in his later life, but it is his serious side that is taking the spotlight now. The signature image of the summer show at the National Gallery of Canada, The 1930s: The Making of "The New Man," is a strange and striking painting by Dali in which a fully grown naked man is struggling to break out of an egg. It is no ordinary egg, as you might expect: it is an ovoid globe of the world that displays the golden, melting continents of Europe, Asia and Africa, on the emerging figure's right, and South America, on his left. The crack he has made in the egg, with effort - the shell is oddly soft and malleable - has caused North America to peel back, as if this is the continent he emerges from. The new man is reborn in the "New World" from an old world in the throes of a world war that will not end for two more years. The birth portrayed in Geopolitical Child Watching the Birth of the New Man (1943) is not easy. The man's exposed hand clutches the flexible, membrane-like shell, while his head, right foot and left knee visibly push against it and stretch it out from the inside. The new man is like a restless feotus pushing against the womb, which is a metaphor for the world. The child on the sidelines with his mother, a fallen, naked Eve wearing a fig leaf, who points towards the dramatic struggle, is witnessing the rebirth of his own father. Blood spills from the egg. Overhead it is sheltered by a canopy that looks part parachute, part baldachin or altar, which sacralizes the birth. The surrounding landscape is a desert over which a new day might be dawning.