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Myself at the Age of Ten When I was the Grasshopper Child
(1933)
Oil on panel
8 5/8 x 6 3/8 inches

Insects often make appearances in Dali's paintings, though their meanings can be vastly different. In this work, they refer directly to the fact that Dali was often tormented by other children in his youth. Dali tells us in several of his autobiographical works that they would often throw grasshoppers and other insects at him, which eventually led him to have an irrational fear of insects, and to include them in his paintings as paranoid critical objects for fear or terror in general.

 

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