Dizziness - Salvador Dali. 35x27
A piquant scene on the roof of a tall tower. The head of a lion, as a symbol of all-consuming passion, as if protects those who have forgotten about everything in the world from prying eyes. The blue ball - the color of bright feelings, sincerity and trust - distracts the viewer from the lovers, emphasizes the chastity of what is happening. The biggest shadow casts someone invisible to the viewer, but significantly affecting the atmosphere of the picture. The artist thus indicates the presence in the work of a society that is condemning, hypocritical, implacable, burdened with numerous prohibitions.
The man bashfully covers his face, trying to block himself from the direct and uncompromising gaze of the crowd. The woman does not pay any attention to the hindrance. The tower itself in the picture can be a symbol of those public decencies, foundations, laws that mankind has erected for itself throughout its existence. What is happening goes beyond these foundations. The tower is strong, composed of strong, perfectly fitted blocks. True, cracks appear in some places. They are few, very few. The tower will stand still for more than one millennium, but time has already begun its quiet but inevitable work.
The lifeless landscape at the foot of the tower is quiet and faceless. There is no life outside the tower.
The author offers his understanding of the framework of morality and the degree of public intervention in these complex and complicated problems.
Separating the ball from the overall color gamut of the picture, the master encourages one to perceive external manifestations through an assessment of the internal essence of certain phenomena. Proceed from the positive in assessing the actions of other people.
In the shadow cast by the invisibility, one can also see signs of some embarrassment. Compositionally, the picture is built so that the viewer is out of the plot, he is an outside observer. In this position, the public feels freer, having the opportunity to evaluate the plot from the side.