Wednesday, October 06, 2004

In Meditative Rose, Dali uses a common image in some of his earlier paintings to be the dominant, almost overpowering object in this one. To Dali, the rose symbolized as dealing with female sex, sexual organs and menstruation. Also, red is used as a color of passion and can also be association with death. I do believe though, that this within this particular painting, Dali had the idea of using it to symbolize the couples love below. All roses are a symbol of love and the color of red just intensifies that meaning. The contrast of the red against the blue sky really signifies the intense passion of the couples relationship. And I would guess that the realistic drop of water on the petal symbolizes the reality of the the intesity of the relationship. Possibly this painting was to show Dali's love for Gala.


Blogger Carencro said...



October 11, 2004 at 12:46 PM  
Blogger UnleashThePhilly said...

beautiful explanation!

January 3, 2010 at 1:34 PM  
Blogger Heel Me said...

I have this tattooed :)

May 16, 2011 at 6:07 AM  
Blogger samena M said...

sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo pretty what an artist

May 16, 2013 at 4:21 PM  

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