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This picture refers to the late stage of the work of Salvador Dali. At this time, after the loss of his beloved wife, he increasingly thinks about the meaning of life, immortality, human destiny and the infinity of time. The work of the Head of Giuliano di Medici by Michelangelo represents one of several attempts to rethink eternity.
For his purpose, he turns to the image of the great figure Michelangelo. The painting depicts a surprisingly handsome man with large eyes radiating calm and confidence. Michelangelo's gaze reads thoughtfulness and sadness. So Salvador Dali conveyed the pain of losing his wife. An elegant and at the same time energetic turn of the neck shows strong cheekbones and strong-willed chin. The correct shape of the lips is clearly traced. The pose of the captured man, the turn of the head and the profile view refer us to the traditions of the Renaissance, when special attention was paid to the accurate description of the person's face.
The picture was made using an unusual technique. She demonstrates the combination of different characters and techniques. The classic display of a beautiful profile, mysterious and surreal at the same time, is done in oil in the best traditions of the Renaissance. At the same time, a sketchy, sketchy image is present in the work.
This is a tribute to the modern Salvador Dali era, which is characterized by the abstractness of forms and lines. The combination of two different writing methods makes special sense. Oil paints the whole face and the background around it. A sketchy drawing gets shape and depth. Salvador Dali reinterprets its role in art and real life. Only painting is able to convey the subtle feelings of the artist and transfer them through entire eras. Human life is fleeting. But art is immortal.