_Visions of Dali

Close-Up:

Salvador Dali, Crucification, 1954

Dali fused his interest in Catholicism, mathematics and science to create this new interpretation of an oft depicted subject. Levitating over a hypercube – a geometric multi-dimensional form – Christ has an almost athletic physique that bears no sign of torture. The artist wife, Gala, posses as a devotional figure witnessing Christ’s spiritual triumph over corporal harm.

Oil on Canvas, on view at The Met, NYC

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