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Atmospheric Skull Sodomizing a Grand Piano
(1934)
Oil on panel
5 1/2 x 7 inches

Brings both a skull and a grand piano to life, and shows them engaging in some rather disturbing activity. It is an excellent example of the Dalinian interest in Sigmund Freud, and his ideas. This work shows clearly Dali's understanding of transposition as he imparts anthropomorphic characteristics on both of these inanimate objects. It also shows Dali's fascination with medical anomalies. Dali's parents had 'educated' him about sexually transmitted diseases by leaving medical texts about for him to look at.

 

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