Unmatted print developed from Salvador Dalí’s Inventions of the Monster, 1937, from The Art Institute of Chicago’s collection. © Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala- Salvador Dalí / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, 2022.

Inventions of the Monsters has an ominous mood. It is rife with threats of danger, from the menacing fire in the distance to the sibylline figure in the foreground with an hourglass and a butterfly, both symbols of the inevitability of death. Next to this figure sit Dalí and his wife and muse, Gala. With his native Catalonia embroiled in the Spanish Civil War, the artist surely felt great anxiety over a world without a safe haven, a world that indeed had allowed for the invention of monsters.

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  • Image size:  7.75 x 12 in.
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