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Description of the painting by Salvador Dali "Crucifixion of Christ from St. John"

Description of the painting by Salvador Dali


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Dali in his painting painted the image of the Spanish mystic poet Juan de la Cruz, which is presented in the guise of St. John. This hero of history was a champion of human freedom. The church should not play the role of God and his mediator, it should only help implement the urgent problems of mankind and help in word. At that time, this remained only a dream, because religion became an instrument of power over people.

Juan de la Cruz put forward a new theory of the development of mankind, associated with the highest sphere of the mind not subject to the ordinary mortal. He imagined life as a religious procession in darkness, not everyone will be able to get out of it. Like Christ, man must wait, and seeks reunion with the Secret of Being, which allows him to free himself from the worldly, having peace and tranquility in his soul. Only suffering will allow you to be in Heaven.

Dali has long respected the worldview of De la Cruz. He decided to combine in the picture the features of what was close to him.

The canvas can be viewed for a very long time and each time you find something new. After all, the artist used several storylines that combine into one. The fishing boat and the sea, which are depicted at the bottom of the picture, symbolize enlightenment, this can be understood from a bright sky in the distance, calling to begin the path to a better life, which is unknown and mysterious like space. A kind of black abyss where you can see Christ suffering for the sake of humanity. He indicates the path of enlightenment. The reddish sky represents the sacrifice and suffering coming in the future. The dark background is the loneliness in which everyone is to be.

The picture evokes a double feeling, an oppressive feeling that the darkness is hidden not only outside of man, but also in himself. Comparing the symbolic human cross and the cross of God, the artist reveals the deep secrets of philosophy.





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