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The picture is an amazing combination of different textures and shapes. It harmoniously interweaves materials such as wood, oil, stone mix and sand. Thanks to such an experiment, this work of Salvador Dali becomes embossed and very unusual. Interestingly, the picture is not completely lined with sand. It is necessary to attract special attention to the central part of the picture, which depicts a bird. Particularly effective work is given by the choice of colors. The whole picture is built on a combination of black, white, light brown and their possible options. A contrast is created thanks to which the image of the bird becomes especially catchy.
The work itself was done in the technique of Dada, the forerunner of surrealism. This direction is characterized by the depiction of objects as they see them in their minds. At the same time, the picture does not have to have any strict interpretation. For Dadaists, creating art for the sake of art is enough.
A painting by Salvador Dali shows us a bird. The empty eye sockets, the absence of paws, the battered single wing and the translucent body evoke the impression of the creature’s corruption. It seems that the bird died long ago and now its skeleton seeks to end its flight in the bowels of the earth. No wonder the image of the bird is located not in the center of the picture, but a little lower.
Inside, the bird carries a lizard, judging by the lack of eyes and the pose with its paws up, also inanimate. The shape of the bird's head and beak suggests that this is most likely not a predator. There is a feeling that the bird did not swallow this lizard, but carried it out like a chick or a lizard climbed inside the body of the bird and ended its life there.
The picture evokes sad thoughts. It makes you think about the transience of life and the inevitability and ugliness of death.
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