“What is important is to spread confusion, not eliminate it.” - Salvador Dalí
I took a picture at this sculpture made by Salvador Dalí called “Venus de milo aux tiroirs” when I visited the sculpture park Ekebergparken a few days ago in Norway. It was so cold that day so I was happy I got the chance to see this. I really wanted to see the work of Marina Abramovic as well but it was pretty far away and the wind was killing us so we had to head back to the car.
“From the Master of the Absurd, the Spanish multifaceted artist Salvador Dali, we get an unexpected twist on the iconic classic Venus de Milo. Venus de Milo with drawers is based on a model of the original sculpture in the Louvre. The Surrealists were inspired by Sigmund Freud’s theories on dream interpretation and the subconscious; Dali compares the subconscious with the secret drawers that can be opened in this work. The location of the drawers is not accidental; the artist also sees the drawers as a symbol for suppressed sexuality. This is subject matter that also appears in Dali’s paintings.” - ekebergparken.com
Picture found on my Instagram.