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    • The First Days of Spring.

    • Surrealist; Modern (styles and periods); Modernist
    • "The First Days of Spring inaugurated a series of works in which, determined to be more Surrealist than the Surrealists themselves, Dali elaborated a symbolic language for delineating, with microscopic precision, his erotic obsessions. It deserves,...
    • The Great Masturbator.

    • Surrealist; Modern (styles and periods); Modernist
    • "To the right of the photograph [referring to the photograph in Dali's painting The First Days of Spring, 1929] we find the first appearance of an icon soon to proliferate in Dali's work: a waxy-complexioned head with closed eyes, long eyelashes,...
    • The Profanation of the Host.

    • Surrealist; Modern (styles and periods); Modernist
    • "Dali's variation on Paolo Uccello's work of the same title, this is probably his most sacrilegious painting." (Caption); The Profanation of the Host […] is one of Dali's most sacrilegious paintings (although later he tried to exonerate himself by...
    • Metamorphosis of Narcissus.

    • Surrealist; Modern (styles and periods); Modernist
    • "This is the painting Dali took to show Freud in London. It belonged formerly to Edward James." (Caption); "At Zürs […] Dali embarked on a new experiment: the composition, in French, of a 'paranoaic' poem, The Myth of Narcissus, to be concurrently...
    • Dialogue on the Beach (Unsatisfied Desires).

    • Surrealist; Modern (styles and periods); Modernist
    • "The painting they refused to show in Barcelona." (Caption); "One of the most sexually provocative of the summer's paintings was Dialogue on the Beach, whose much later title, Unsatisfied Desires, clarifies its theme. The hand on the left, with its...
    • Outskirts of the Paranoiac-Critical Town.

    • Surrealist; Modern (styles and periods); Modernist
    • "The painting belonged to Edward James. The 'paranoiac-critical town' is composed of elements principally from Cadaqués and Palamós." (Caption); "The reference was to Outskirts of the Paranoiac-Critical Town, one of Dali's finest and most complex...
    • Young Virgin Auto-Sodomized by the Horns of her Own Chastity.

    • Surrealist; Modern (styles and periods); Modernist
    • "Dali prided himself on being the world's greatest ever painter of the female posterior." (Caption); "It was probably early in 1950 that Emmanuel Looten, a little-known Flemish poet, had made Dali the unexpected and 'gelatinous' gift of a...
    • Imperial Monument to the Child-Woman.

    • Surrealist; Modern (styles and periods); Modernist
    • "The Child-Woman is Gala, who appears here for the first time in Dali's work." (Caption); "Meanwhile, Dali had painted the first major work in which he alluded directly to the relationship with Gala that was partially to blame for his estrangement...

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