"Webcoast's View on Salvador Dali"

A look into the mind of one of the most brilliant artists

 

Home
Biography
Collection
Awards
Guestbook

 

Back Next

The Hallucinogenic Toreador
(1969-70)
Oil on canvas
157 x 118 inches

This painting can be viewed as the most comprehensive, single retrospective painting of Dali's career. It incorporates elements from Dali's Catalan culture, his religious upbringing, and many other specific elements of his life. Dali conceived the idea for this painting while in an art supply store. In the body of Venus, on a box of pencils of that brand name, he saw the face of the toreador. This is a double image painting that repeats the image of the Venus de Milo several times in such a way that the shadows form the features of a toreador.

 

Back Next

Home Biography Collection Awards Guestbook

This site was designed and created by WebCoast (tm) for educational purposes only.

Direct all questions and problems to wcstaff@webcoast.com

Trademark Info - Copyright - © 1993 - 2017 MicroVision