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SUN GOD RISING FROM OKINAWA 2017-07-17T09:58:29+00:00

Project Description

SUN GOD RISING FROM OKINAWA   –   Sculpture by Salvador Dali

Sun God rising from Okinawa

“The only thing that grew deep, with increasin violence, was the horror I felt towards all revoluations…” 

Salvador Dali 

Profoundly affected by the horrors of the Second World War, Dali created numerous allegorical works around this theme.  Peace after war, life after death.  Dali’s faith in humankind is immense.  This work is dedicated to all the men that found death in this paradisiacal island, scene of gory battles during World War II.

This mermaid-like being represents all the divine that there is within man.  This young god with long hair, rising from the ocean depths, represents the human being who, like the sun, is reborn every day in an infinite renewing cycle of Life.

Technical Description

Original title:  “Dios Solar emergiendo de Okinawa”

Created by Salvador Dali in 1975

Original media:  modelled wax

Original size:  50cm (19.6 in)

Port Lligat Collection of Salvador Dali Sculptures

Obra Contemporanea Editor

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