©Salvador Dali - Portrait of Dead Brother 1963

Portrait of Dead Brother 1963
Portrait of Dead Brother
1963 69x69cm oil/canvas
Salvador Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

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When Salvador was five, Dalí was taken to his brother's grave and told by his parents that he was his brother's reincarnation, a concept which he came to believe. Of his brother, Dalí said, "...[we] resembled each other like two drops of water, but we had different reflections." He "was probably a first version of myself but conceived too much in the absolute." Images of his long-dead brother would reappear embedded in his later works, including Portrait of My Dead Brother (1963).