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Description of the painting by Salvador Dali "Three Ages"

Description of the painting by Salvador Dali


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The famous painting by Salvador Dali, in essence, is a symbolic depiction of the three age lines of a person, in this case a child, a middle-aged man and a very old one. Through these images, the features of the town of Port Ljigat are visible, through the arch you can also see the ruins of Ampurias. Since Dali is considered an unsurpassed master of allegorical images and mysterious phantasmagorias, understanding of their meaning is far from accessible to every spectator.

To see in the central figure the symbolic image of a young man on the podium of his potential growth and self-realization. In his eyes there is a burning desire to know this wonderful world and at the same time some kind of uncertainty, even a little fear. Moreover, they are directed upward, possibly towards the Almighty, possibly towards the Universal mind. After all, it is at this age that a person is the strongest, already having an idea of ​​life and its meaning, of its mission in the world.

To his right is a slightly blurred image of childhood, without clear outlines. It can be considered as a symbol of an unformed personality, without eyes (does not have its own idea of ​​the realities of life). But it is written on a light background, most likely symbolizing a bright future, rainbow childhood dreams.

And the old man’s age looks the darkest of these images: it has a mind, experience, but not the life force that is inherent in the average figure. His eyes no longer really see the world (empty on the canvas). Next to him is the image of regret, remorse, located by the artist between the figures of an old man and a young man. Backgrounds for figures can also be considered as symbols: a bright future, harsh reality and the shadow of colorful memories. Given this image to each viewer gives the opportunity to see themselves.





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