Gala on the window (aka “Gala leaning on the window”)
Gala Diaconovna-Dalí is leaning out of a window. She looks out on to the dream, on to the fantasy of her childhood in St. Petersburg, the Northern capital of the Czars, the French and Italian city which Peter the Great wanted to open to the Baltic and to Europe.
Gala-Eluard-Dali, muse of a great classical and Surrealist poet, and mentor of a genius who describes himself in cosmic terms, is leaning out of a window. She is watching the silence. Because of this, Dali worshipped her like a goddess of times gone by and, in a rarely-attainable symbiosis, made her the symbol and heart of his work.
This piece, shaped like an “A”, was part of Dali’s project to create the name GALA. His intention – which he never fulfilled – was to complete it with two more sculptures in the shape of “G” and “L”.
The piece reminds us to the painting of similar title “Girl at the window” of 1925. The model then was Dali’s sister, Ana Maria.