©Salvador Dali - Gala and The Angelus of Millet Before
the Imminent Arrival of the Conical Anamorphoses 1933

Gala and The Angelus of Millet Before the Imminent Arrival of the Conical Anamorphoses 1933
Gala and The Angelus of Millet Before the
Imminent Arrival of the Conical Anamorphoses
1933 24x19cm oil/wood
Museum of Fine Arts, Ottawa, Canada

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From the Museum of Fine Arts, Ottawa, Canada :
>In this tiny painting, Salvador Dalí combines two of his obsessions, namely Jean-François Millet's famous "Angelus", a copy of which is placed above the doorway, and his wife, Gala, who is in the background smiling. There are many unlikely associations and people in this work. The figure facing Gala bears a resemblance to Vladimir Lenin, while a bust on the ledge of the wall may be André Breton, the poet and leader of the Surrealist movement with which Dalí was associated. Russian writer Maxim Gorki ushers us into the scene from behind the door, wearing a lobster, one of Dalí's favourite props, on his head. This strange and illogical scene is characteristic of Surrealism, in which juxtapositions of unrelated objects and dream imagery are common.