venus spatiale

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

TECHNIQUE

Bronze, Lost Wax Process

HEIGHT

65 cm

EDITION

350 + 35 EA

DATE OF EDITION

Conceived in 1977
First cast in 1984

PATINA

Blue

REFERENCE

R. & N. Descharnes Salvador Dali Sculptures & Objects. Eccart. Ref. 616, page 239.

Description

Venus id the goddess of beauty, and Dali pays homage to the female figure by adding his own special elements. The underlying form in this sculpture is of a classic marble statue of a female torso, to which have been added four Dalinian elements: a soft watch, an agg, two ants and a separation of the body into two parts. The watch is draped over the neck to give us two opposing messages; that beauty of the flesh is temporary and will vanish, while beauty of art is timeless and eternal. The ants are reminders of human mortality and impermanence. The Space Venus is divided onto two parts to reveal the egg, which like the ant, is a favourite Dalinian theme given the duality of uts hard exterior and soft interior. The egg is a positive symbol and represents life, renewal, continuation and the future.