A Lesson in Life Write an essay on a painting by Salavador Dali I chose Geopoliticus Child Watching the Birth of a New Man

Essay by teejaiCollege, UndergraduateA, June 2004

download word file, 2 pages 4.3

Downloaded 40 times

A Lesson of Life

Salavador Dali was a very talented artist from Spain. He was born in 1904 and died of heart failure in 1989. A lot of his work was influenced by his dreams and he depicted them on canvas. Dali's work was also influenced by surrealism, a style of artwork that expressed images through unconventional techniques and distortions. Although the work seems to be a little out of the ordinary, I still find it very interesting and extra ordinary. His painting, Geopoliticus Child Watching the Birth of the New Man (1943), stuck in my mind every since the moment I laid my eyes on it.

Geopoliticus Child Watching the Birth of the New Man, is the perfect example of the struggle of successfully coming out into the world. A dark umbrella type canvas shades over a large egg shaped world. It has what appears to be a young male fighting and struggling trying to get out.

The world is resting on top of a bright white canvas with thick blood draining on to it from the opening of the world. On the outside of this, a person, who appears to both man and woman is standing pointing at this event unfolding as a young child is gripping tightly to the person watching with his or her eyes full of curiosity.

When I look at this painting of the young man fighting to be born of the world, I think and relate to the struggles and the hassles of becoming an adult and making a place for myself in the world. The dark canvas illustrates a sad and mournful mood and signifies his birth as a baby. This darkness hovers over the real world that the man is trying so hard to step out of. The bright...