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Geopoliticus Child Watching the Birth of the New Man

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Geopoliticus Child Watching the Birth of the New Man

Salavador Dali was a very talented artist from Spain. He was born in

1904 and died of heart failure in 1989. A lot of his work was

influenced by his dreams and he depicted them on canvas. Dali's work

was also influenced by surrealism, a style of artwork that expressed

images through unconventional techniques and distortions. Although the

work seems to be a little out of the ordinary, I still find it very

interesting and extra ordinary. His painting, Geopoliticus Child

Watching the Birth of the New Man (1943), stuck in my mind every since

the moment I laid my eyes on it.

Geopoliticus Child Watching the Birth of the New Man, is the perfect

example of the struggle of successfully coming out into the world. A

dark umbrella type canvas shades over a large egg shaped world. It

has what appears to be a young male fighting and struggling trying to

get out. The world is resting on top of a bright white canvas with

thick blood draining on to it from the opening of the world. On the

outside of this, a person, who appears to both man and woman is

standing pointing at this event unfolding as a young child is gripping

tightly to the person watching with his or her eyes full of curiosity.

When I look at this painting of the young man fighting to be born of

the world, I think and relate to the struggles and the hassles of

becoming an adult and making a place for myself in the world. The

dark canvas illustrate...
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