©Salvador Dali - Slave Market with the Disappearing Bust of Voltaire 1940

Slave Market with the Disappearing Bust of Voltaire 1940
Slave Market with the Disappearing Bust of Voltaire
1940 46x65cm oil/canvas
Salvador Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

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The painting depicts a slave market, while a woman at a booth watches some people. A variety of people seem to make up the face of Voltaire, while the face seems to be positioned on an object to form a bust. The painting was completed in 1940. Dalí describes his work on the painting "to make the abnormal look normal and the normal look abnormal."