The Burning Giraffe Year 1937

This piece is seen as a declaration of Dali's discontent with the Civil war that was going on in Spain. The artistic creation shows two female figures with phallic shapes projecting from the backs. The hands, lower arms, and face of the primary figure have been stripped down to the solid tissue. Moreover, open drawers are jutting from the leg and chest of the figure. Dali was an admirer of Sigmund Freud, and some of his compositions were affected by the well known nervous system specialist. The previously mentioned open drawers can be followed back to Freud's psychoanalytical strategy and allude to the internal intuitiveness inside man. Dali depicted the consuming giraffe that can be found out of sight as "the manly grandiose whole-world destroying the beast." Dali accepted the giraffe to be a feeling of war.

Dali painted Burning Giraffe before his outcast in the United States, which was from 1940 to 1948. Even though Dali announced himself objective - "I am Dali, and just that" - this work of art shows his battle with the fight in his nation of origin. Trademark is the opened drawers in the blue female figure, which Dali, on a later date depicted as "Femme-coccyx" (tail bone lady). This marvel can be followed back to Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytical technique, much respected by Dali.

The picture is set in a sundown air with a dark blue sky. There are two female characters in the front, one with drawers opening from her side like a chest. The two of them have unclear phallic shapes (maybe dissolved tickers, as a typical picture from Dali's past works) distending from their backs, which are upheld by support like items. The hands, lower arms, and face of the closest figure are stripped down to the strong tissue underneath the skin. One figure is holding a portion of meat. Both humanure that serves as a dresser just as the brace like shapes are basic models in Dali's work.


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