"Galatea of the Spheres" Essay by LBeria

"Galatea of the Spheres"
Describes the design elements and principles of Salvador Dali's "Galatea of the Spheres."
# 66104 | 866 words | 0 sources | 2005 | US
Published on May 29, 2006 in Art (Artists) , Art (Painting) , Art (Fine Art)


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Description:

This brief essay presents a run down of the design principles and emotional elements of Salvador Dali's painting, "Galatea of the Spheres." The paper includes an image of the painting.

Paper Outline:
Design Description
Emotional Qualities
Evaluating the Design - What Works and What could be Improved?
Elements and Principles Used

From the Paper:

"Dali's use of light, wavy lines makes it appear that steam is coming from the side of the mouth, further suggesting intense pain. The composition brings about both extreme sadness and fear of the unknown. One wonders what situations in life could result in such a horrific reaction. It is interesting how Dali uses a limited color palette to effectively display such intensity. Instead of using bright, highly-saturated colors such as red or orange which are generally associated with anger or action, Dali uses mostly cooler hues to provide an almost detached or surreal quality. This is somewhat contrary to feelings associated with blue hues that are normally used for peace, hope, faith, and acceptance."

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