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The Weaning of Furniture-Nutrition
(1934)
oil on panel
7 x 9 1/2 inches

Netmending was an important task in the Catalan fishing villages of Dali's youth, and he associates that importance with Lucia. The hole cut from her back is a Paranoid Critical Transformation whose original inspiration came from Dali's visit to Paris in 1928. There he visited the Hotel of the Invalids, which sported windows made from mannequins with holes cut into their mid-riffs. He transforms them into the seated Lucia here, who is also shown being propped up by a crutch, here a symbol of solemnity, a wish by Dali to support her as she grows older.

 

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