Gabriel Connor Shaw
8 June 2012
The black and white world of 1984 seen through dark eyes The café scene by Salvador Dali was painted in the mid 1900’s and it depicts two people sitting down for a drink is the primary image but there is a secondary image of a skull that is created by the first image of the people. The paintings beauty and story can be related to George Orwell’s novel 1984 which is a love story about a futuristic science fiction society that is completely controlled by the government. Death was referred to several times in the narrative and it ultimately became the main character Winston’s destiny. Winston’s love for the character Julia ultimately became his demise. One may say the painting café scene by Salvador Dali and 1984 relate through love, death, and the shades of black and white. Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dali I Domenech was born in Spain. As an adult, he made his home with his wife. Many of his paintings reflect his love for Spain. Dali’s painting the café scene was painted in the early 1940’s and reflects nightmares in “moontide” (history of art 1). By the time of his death, Salvador Dali had become one of the world’s most famous artists. Many of his paintings hang in many of the world’s great museums. The general public embraced his work more than that of other artists. Dali’s paintings and other artistic creations clearly reflected the growing importance of the subconscious on the arts during the modern era. During a career that lasted more than six decades, Dali emerged as one of the most popular and influential painter’s within the Surrealist movement. He became one of many influential artist of the twentieth century, noted not only for his painting but also for numerous other creative parts ("Salvador Dali"). Dali painting uses shades of black and white to show death, and sorrow & sadness these are all words that can describe the society of...
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