Salvador Dali turns love into physics

Sharjah: Aladdin Mahmoud
Unlimited talents, those enjoyed by the Spanish artist Salvador Dali (1904 1989) And the ability to innovate and artistic expression with a wild imagination that reaches the limits of madness, as his works almost shock the viewer with their strange themes, and not only does that exaggerated madness in drawing and formation, but also at the level of his commentary on paintings and his unknown writing, which critics have emphasized that it reaches the limit of absurdity and psychological disorder.

Dali has a number of books, the most famous of which is a book entitled: “Diary of a Genius in Paris”, taken from his diary, which covers the period from 1953 to 1963 of his life, and a sequel is from his autobiography, published entitled: “The Secret Life of Salvador Dali”, which is considered one of the Dali’s most exciting books, as well as his life and art in which madness and genius are mixed, is exceptional in his chaos, creativity , and narcissism.

The painting “Galatia with the Orbs” testifies to the genius and even madness of Dali, who worked to draw the face of his lover and his wife Gala in a strange way, so that her face apparently consists of fragmented atoms. suspended in space like the nucleus of an atom, moves to the center in a three-dimensional axial position with a wonderful perspective in a way that is closer to Nuclear fission, as Gala in the painting represents the eternal mythical woman and orbits like the celestial spheres, and the painting is an example of how to transform the molecular structure of the atom into a visual simulation.This reflects Dali’s artistic abilities that have made him the most famous surrealist artist to this day.

The painting was painted in oil on canvas in 1952, measuring 65.0 x 54.0 cm, and belongs to Dali’s surreal worlds and his strange and strange interpretations of facts. In nuclear physics since the first atomic bomb explosion in August 1945, and as Dali’s habit of dealing with and his strange relationship with things, he described the atom as “his favorite food for thought” as it formed a source of inspiration for him, and he drew his attention to the fact that matter consists of atoms that do not touch each other. others, and he liked it. The thing he wanted to repeat in his artworks at the time, as most of the elements and objects in his paintings were suspended and not connected to each other, as he did in his prominent work “Madonna Port Legat”. ‘a painting whose subject was also his wife Gala, along with his painting’ Galatia with the Planets’ ‘, which found a great appeal, so that his friend and co-painter Anthony Petxott declared that Dali through that painting’ acquired a sense of movement and speed, especially through Gala’s poetry flowing into the space of the painting.


The painting points to Dali’s openness to science, especially in the field of nuclear physics, so that that period of his life was known as the stage of “nuclear mysticism.” In fact, Dali was very superior in the field of mathematics, and critics often compared him to the Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci because of his extensive thinking. much moved to the natural sciences, and he was greatly admired by famous figures. in the field of science and medicine like Einstein.

The painting relates to a crazy and wild romance described as one of the most bizarre love stories in history, the one that brought together Dali and Gala, whose real name is Helena Ivanovna Dyakonova, a girl described as very intelligent, mysterious and charming, with a high artistic sense and a strong influence in artistic and cultural circles in Europe She is of Russian origin, and it is said that she was 10 years older than Dali, and she was married to the French poet Paul Eluard, one of the founders of the surrealist movement. returned to Cadaques in Spain on summer vacation, and a group of Dali’s friends came to spend the vacation with him. They include film director Luis Buñuel and artist René Magritte.


Gala lived with Dali for 47 years, and he regarded her as the source of his genius, and her departure was the most difficult and cruel idea. Her grave always visited him and was comforted by it until he died 7 years later, and including the most famous words he said in describing his relationship with her: “It is with your blood, O Gala, that I paint my paintings.”

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