Description of the painting by Salvador Dali "The Riddle of William Tell"

Description of the painting by Salvador Dali

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The famous painting "The Riddle of William Tell" was created by Salvador Dali in 1933. Nina's canvas is stored in the Museum of Modern Art, which is located in Stockholm.

The artist picked up the idea for painting from his dream, as well as for his other creations. Tell in the imagination of Dali personifies his father, who left his son without inheritance.

On the canvas, William Tell is depicted with the face of Lenin. It would seem, why did the artist need this? As it turned out, everything is simple. Dali has previously used the face of Lenin for his works.

A group of surrealists, including Salvador, supported the communist views of Vladimir Ilyich and, of course, respected him in every way. The artist wanted to arouse their indignation and rage. On his part, it was a mockery of them. That is how Salvador saw Lenin in his creative world. The leader is depicted with an incredibly long buttock, which is supported by a crutch. By the way, he is not alone there. The second crutch also supports the unusually long visor of Lenin's cap. All these are some symbols of death. Moreover, in his hands is a small child.

Once again, the artist’s children's fears came to life in the canvas. In the image of Lenin his father is displayed, as in a mirror. He looks menacingly at the baby, as if about to eat him. But this child is Dali himself.

The painting was put on display at the Salon of Independents, and to the great joy of Dali, the surrealists were angry. They perceived the canvas as a caricature of a leader. Andre Breton was seized by a storm of rage. He regarded this canvas as an anti-revolutionary action on the part of the artist.

Surrealists attempted to disrupt the picture and destroy it. But nothing came of them, since the canvas hung high enough. After that, it was proposed to expel Dali from the group, which was done.

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