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Still Life: Pulpo y Scorpa
(1922)
Oil on canvas
21 3/8 x 22 1/2 inches

This work was done at about the same time Dali was first suspended from the San Fernando Academy, thus identifying it as a quite academic work, but showing Dali's love of detail. The word 'pulpo means octopus, and a scorpa is a fish from the Mediterranean covered with poisonous spines.

 

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