Description of the painting by Salvador Dali “Young Women”

Description of the painting by Salvador Dali Young Women

The painting “Young Women” by artist Salvador Dali is very original and, given the general style of the author’s work, allegorically.

Three objects are depicted on the canvas: on the right – a pot of pale blue – a grayish flower; Forms of girls are pretty massive, if not exaggerated. Moreover, so much so that looking at their hands, we see almost male palms. The girls are located on a checkered black and white floor that reminds us of a chessboard.

The central person keeps her arms crossed behind her back, as if her wrists are handcuffed, she is in black stockings and on the leg that is closer to the center, we see bright ribbons of pointe shoes. Therefore – in front of us a ballet dancer. Its black braid at the level of the blades is fastened with a blue bow. On her shoulder lies the palm of the girl turned to us. The girl on the left is in a sitting position with legs crossed.

Her head is tilted to the left and her palm is also opened in this direction. Thus, we can trace a certain dynamics of symbolism. The flower is allegorized to us by childhood, the central figure is involuntary youth, and the busty girl points us to a certain transitional period from immature passivity to adult mentoring.

The color of this work of art is rather restrained, mostly cold blue prevails here and a little less of brick-red clay tones. The general proportions of human figures are distorted and their postures are somewhat unnaturally turned in different parts of the body in inharmonious manifestations. In this work there is a certain “unresolvability” and, apparently, it is a conscious means of expression of the artist.

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