A Comparison Of Two Masterpieces From Salvador Dali

836 words - 4 pages

Many of us visit art galleries and wonder what an artist is trying to tell us with his paintings or sculptures. It's never easy to interpret a piece of art as everyone sees it from their own perspective. Many of the master pieces of Salvador Dali have been replicated and volumes have been written about his artwork. Two of those will be compared and analyzed in this essay ; "Apparition of Face and Fruit- dish on a Beach" and "The Persistence of Memory". One is about the inseparable fate of humanity from nature the other is about memories that we create at every step and that come back to us and keep haunting us.
There are both similarities and differences in these masterpieces.
Both are ...view middle of the document...

In the background you see all the junk left behind from machines, the daily garbage we produce and throw on the beaches. The two are features indivisible in his presentation and the viewer understands the message immediately. Our collective life on earth is a journey, we need to be grateful for all the fruits that life and nature bestows on us and we need to appreciate all the resources that nature has provided while taking good care of it.
Both paintings are excellent examples of surrealistic art and present an era where artists are trying to make sense of our crazy world, by going above and beyond the meaning of symbols and giving freedom to their imagination.
Finally both paintings are masterpieces, where symbolism plays a huger ole in conveying the message of the artist. In the first one the melted clocks so beautifully depict the nature of faded memories still hanging here and there, the old and ugly table so accurately presents that block in one's life that we try to get rid of but often can't. In the other, the immaculate face of the woman rising from the white sands and beaches captures the meaning of life, creation and beauty and the dirty left overs and broken or rotten pieces of stuff the junk we create and leave behind in our journey of life.
In terms of differences, the...

Find Another Essay On A comparison of two masterpieces from Salvador Dali

The Life and Art of Salvador Dali

561 words - 2 pages The Life and Art of Salvador Dali Salvador Dali's life and art were very closely related. Everything in his life was reflected in his art. All the major changes in his works and styles represented important turning points for him. When Dali was younger, he experimented with different styles. The first style he used was soft, blurry and seemed a little bit out of focus, although his use shadowing was well from the beginning. Dali's early works

The Face Of War by Salvador Dali

612 words - 2 pages Cadaques. Dali came from a middle class family. Dali's parents had wealthy cultivated friends who encouraged young Dali's wonderful talent. At seventeen Dali's mother died and he left home to study art at the San Fernando Academy in Madrid, here he became close friends with two other students who also became famous: 20th century poet 'Federico Garcia Lorca' and director 'Luis Bunuel'. Dali was considered a rebel by the academy authorities because of

A Comparison of Two Paintings from the Renaissance Period

939 words - 4 pages A Comparison of Two Paintings from the Renaissance Period Introduction      This paper will compare the themes found in the paintings “Madonna and Child with St. John the Baptist and an Angel” by Domenico di Bartolomeo Ubaldini (Puligo) and “Madonna Enthroned” by Giotto. Both paintings deal with fables from the Christian faith but were executed during different periods in art. The Giotto painting was created around 1310 and the Puglio

A Comparison of Two Extracts from Films Portraying Vampires

1186 words - 5 pages A Comparison of Two Extracts from Films Portraying Vampires In this essay I will compare two extracts from films portraying vampires. These extracts were taken from 'Nosferatu' a film made in the 1920's and 'Bram Stoker's Dracula' a film produced in the early 1990's. I will describe how the films are similar and are different in the media language used, the representations of the vampire and the woman and the narrative

A comparison of two curricula from English education system

1284 words - 5 pages assessment board consists of the course tutors, the teaching team and OxCON moderator. Students are expected to complete 28 units, with each academic subject carrying a weighting of 6 units each (maximum of 3 academic subjects from one of the above boxes; Figure 1) with students making up the extra unit requirements from Key Skill units. However students can pass the course with 20 units with at least 15 units at level 3. The course awards three types of

A Comparison of Two Newspapers

1300 words - 5 pages A Comparison of Two Newspapers When we first look at these two newspapers, the first thing that comes to our attention is the different differences of the front pages of the two. “The times” has a more sophisticated feel to it, while the “Daily Mirror” seems trendier with its pictures and stylish typeface. While both papers share the same headline (about David Blunkett and the visa of his former lover’s nanny), they

A Comparison of Two Newspapers

827 words - 3 pages A Comparison of Two Newspapers There are many tabloid and broadsheet newspapers but now however there are online versions of these popular papers. Two examples, one tabloid and one broadsheet, are The Mirror and The Guardian. When newspapers first came out there were no online versions as the Internet was not invented yet, and therefore was a very basic but effective form of communication. Times move on and therefore

A Comparison of Two Advertisements

1090 words - 4 pages A Comparison of Two Advertisements I have looked at 2 advertisements, one is from 'Sugar' magazine and the other from 'Style' magazine. The advertisement from Sugar, is for 'L'Oreal Paris Colour Pulse Hair Dye'; the advertisement from Style is for 'Clinique Autumn 2004 close up on lips: modern metallics'. All advertisements are aimed at specific target audiences and as such require different ideas, linguistic devices

A Comparison of Two Advertisements

1703 words - 7 pages A Comparison of Two Advertisements Advert 1 - Pulsar watches I found this advert in GQ magazine. GQ magazines demographics are young single or married working men, from around 20 to 40. The Articles in this magazine vary from fitness to fashion to bikini models to interviews with such stars as Collin Farrell and Thierry Henry. The advertising agency have decided to target the range of watches at this group of

A Comparison of Two Advertisements

1820 words - 7 pages A Comparison of Two Advertisements Advertising is a way of publicizing a product that you want to sell. There are many of different things to advertise, such as clothes, shoes, cars, watches etc. Advertising promotes the latest goods that are out in the shops. Advertising effects me everyday because every time I see a advertisement it attracts me to the product and I think about buying it or saving up to buy it

A Comparison of Two Advertisements - 1925 words

1925 words - 8 pages A Comparison of Two Advertisements Advertising is a tool used by businesses to inform us about their products and to persuade us to buy them. Advertisements are all around us: on billboards, in magazines, in newspapers, on the Internet, on airplanes, in shop windows, on posters and banners, on leaflets and so on. Advertisements attempt to persuade the subconscious that our lives would be improved if we bought the

Similar Essays

Comparison Between Creative Freedom And Inner Freedom: (Salvador Dali And Kahlil Gibran)

878 words - 4 pages the text of Kahlil Gibran and Salvador Dali. I think that these texts are similar to each other, and that’s why they can be compared. These two authors are talking about freedom, but not about the same freedom. They have their own understanding of freedom. And there are some questions: how they connected with each other and which freedom they are explaining in their texts. These two authors are so different but at the same time they are also

Salvador Dali: Vision Of Hell Essay

1024 words - 4 pages light. In his earlier, much more famous works, Dali frequently employed crutches in his paintings. He, himself, says he finds the crutch to be “the significance of life and death… a support for inadequacy.” The orange/red spirit, shown escaping from the pierced body in “Vision of Hell”, has two crutches, one under or on each breast. They seem claw like. Clutching. Salvador Dali often hides images and faces within his paintings, and many of his

A Trip Into The Artwork Of Salvador Dali

1139 words - 5 pages A Trip into the Artwork of Salvador Dali On May 11th, 1904 a young artist by the name of Salvador Dali was born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain. An artist who would grow and who works would impact the world. Dali has several museums around the world with his artworks displayed. During my visit to the Dali Museum located in Saint Petersburg, Florida it was an intriguing and informative trip into the artwork of Salvador Dali. During his journey

Metamorphosis Of Narcissus Salvador Dali

1111 words - 4 pages The painting Metamorphosis of Narcissus was created in 1937 by oil on canvas by Salvador Dali. This painting uses a lot of images to say what it means, for example, a person, a hand, water, a starving dog, a chess board, a canyon or cliff, and people. This is not to fill the paper or distract the viewer from the suggested meaning or point, but to support the idea that hope and despair are reflections of one another; on opposite sides of a