"Illumined Pleasures" Analytical Essay by tpmaven

"Illumined Pleasures"
Analysis of this surrealist painting by Salavador Dali.
# 67226 | 982 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2003 | US
Published by on Jul 02, 2006 in Art (Artists) , Art (Painting)

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Surrealism, a 20th-century literary and artistic movement, attempts to express the workings of the subconscious by fantastic imagery and very strange combinations of subject matter. This paper presents an analysis of artist Salvador Dali's "Illumined Pleasures," created in 1929. The paper includes methods of creating the painting and an analysis of the meaning of the painting.

From the Paper:

"This painting has a chaotic, frenzied energy. It is filled with violent images. In the foreground, a couple is struggling. The woman's hands are covered in blood as she grasps at a swirl of blue that emanates from the self-portrait, as if trying to catch the essence of Dali.
The shape of the head was a recurring theme in Dali's early Surrealist works. The shape is taken from a rock formation near his family's summer home (Gibson 257)"

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