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Title:The Enigma of my desire
Technique: Oil on canvas
Size:110 x 150 cm
Location: Private collection
Dali consider The Enigma of Desire to be one of his ten most important paintings. The little group on the left depicts Dali himself embracing his father, with a fish, a grasshopper, a dagger, and a lion's head
The Enigma of Desire was the first work sold by the Goemans Gallery during Dali's first exhibition there in 1929. Just as he was painting this canvas, Dali found a nostalgic feeling for his dead mother who loved him so much.In the canvas we can recognize the geological structures of the rocks of the region near Cape Creus eroded by the wind, mixed with the fantastic architecture of Antonio Gaudi, "That gothic Mediterranean," whose work Dali had seen as a child in Barcelona.In the strange figure in the Centre of the painting we can some holes which inside is written”Ma mère”(My mother).The painting is very important for Dali because someone says that represents his mother giving birth to Salvador which is represented with the head of a lion just attached to her but the real interpretation is a mystery!
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