This is one of the earliest surrealist paintings from Salvador Dali. It was produced in 1929 when Dali was around 25 years old. He had completed his short experiments with Cubism and was getting allured towards the Surrealism which he expanded largely in his later life. The First Days of Spring Analysis There is a large, endless grey platform spreading on all sides visible in the scene. In the middle, the platform lowers itself two steps on the left side. Normal, natural, abnormal, unnatural, dreamy…all types of elements are put on this big plain in arbitrary manner. Some resembles to the real life natural objects, on the other some are very bizarre and somewhat nightmarish. For example, a feminine figure sitting on the lower left […]
This painting includes a total of 112 Natherlandish proverbs in a single scene. The proverbs are taken literally. For instance, “To crap on the world” is literally represented as a person crapping on a globe. The depiction is on the left corner of the picture where a man in red clothes is coming out of a window. Artist of the Flemish renaissance from 16th century, Pieter Bruegel the Elder was known for similar works, which included The Seven Deadly Sins, The Months, Big Fish Eats Little Fish and The Blind leading the Blind. Pieter Bruegel the younger, the artist’s son had depicted more than 20 versions of the paintings. Here is one of them.