Illumined Pleasures

Illumined Pleasures is an oil painting produced in 1929 by Spanish painter Salvador Dali.

The size of the painting compared with the level of detail, here it reveals how Salvador dali managed to compress many things in his canvas, and why he was known as great talent of miniaturistism.

In this painting Illumined Pleasures, Dali’s middle box was similar to the one used in The Great Mastur:bator and a self-portrayed of himself. On the left hand side of the painting, there was another box from which a man shoots at a rock. This rock symbolizes as the head of the person from which blood was flowing from the holes that were created by to bullets. The blood flowing from the head and nose symbolizes the fear. Dali’s painting Illumined Pleasures was rather filled with violent images. In the foreground of the painting, the couple seems to be struggling.

The work can be viewed at Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Artist: Salvador Dalí
Location: Modern Museum of Art, New York
Medium: Oil on Canvas
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Description

Illumined Pleasures is an oil painting produced in 1929 by Spanish painter Salvador Dali.

The luminous imagery projected on to the boxes of theater like structure dominated the painting and its composition such that the title of this picture coincides close to it. Dali had to show a disjunction between the illusion world and the reality which he experienced in the darkness of a theater. The dimensions of the painting Illumined Pleasures were 34.7 x 23.8 cm or 9 3/8 in x 13 3/4 in.

Dali’s head appears through the middle theater shaped like box placed in the middle while universal dreams and anxiety role plays below. This scene displays the script of Un Chien andalou which was being shoot and published in La Revolution surrealist later in a journal. Many other Surrealist painters had used these theater shaped like box in their paintings.

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