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COSMIC ELEPHANT ELEFANTE COSMICO 2017-07-12T15:51:27+00:00

Project Description

COSMIC ELEPHANT  –  Sculpture by Salvador Dali

Cosmic Elephant

Dali was very keen on fabulous animals and often included them in his Works.  This anthropomorphic sculpture follows the tradition of medieval literature and engravings.

 

Dali’s animals take on forms, which, in accordance to his particular concept of the transformation of things and beings, are generally chimerical or endowed with esoteric or Surreal significance.

 

Dali was impressed by the spectacular achievements towards the conquest of space and the cosmos of his time.  In Addition to the metaphysical-cosmic associations so characteristic to him, Dali has included the most concrete and objective aspects of making man’s ancient dream of dominating the Universe a reality.

Technical Description

Original title:  Elefante Cósmico

Created by Salvador Dali in 1974

Original media:  modelled wax

Original size:  15.5 cm (6.1 in)

Port Lligat Collection of Salvador Dali Sculptures

Obra Contemporanea Editor

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