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Project Description

MADONNA OF PORT LLIGAT   –   Sculpture by Salvador Dali

Madonna of Port Lligat

… the faces of Dali’s Madonnas always represent his wife Gala


This figure is, along with “Christ of Saint John of the Cross”, the best known of Dali’s religious works.  The opening in the Virgin’s breast, leads one to imagine the infant Jesus suspended in the air, just as He is portrayed in Dali’s oil of the same title [1950].  With the exception of certain images inspired by the great Italian Renaissance Master, Raphael, the faces of Dali’s Madonnas always represent his wife Gala.


Technical Description

Original title:  «Madonna de Port Lligat»

Created by Salvador Dali in 1974

Original media:  modelled wax

Original size: 15cm (5.9 in)

Port Lligat Collection of Salvador Dali Sculptures

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Photo 1.


«Madonna de Port Lligat» Dalí, 1949. Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art (USA).