Morphological Echo

Morphological Echo by Salvador Dali

Morphological Echo by Salvador Dali was produced in 1934-1936 and is considered to be one of the famous artworks of Surrealism movement. The work can be viewed now at Salvador Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida


Medium: Oil Painting 

Subject(s): echo, environment, nature


Morphological Echo is an oil painting produced between 1934 and 1936 by Spanish painter Salvador Dali.

Morphological Echo’s second version was painted in 1936 with dimensions of 12 in x 13 in.

Morphological Echo depicts several surrealist images that contain minimum architectural settings. At a far distance, there was a wall with a bell resembling a woman like a figure wearing bundled skirts. Towards the center of the painting was an eroded strange rock formations. Salvador Dali painted the figure in the lower right of the woman was termed as the most significant element of this painting. The subject below the woman cast a shadow of itself and it seems that its arms were merging into a circle above her head. The shadow takes the subject’s figure of the appearance of the hub of a wheel over her head.

The second version of the painting Morphological Echo depicts a table on which three objects set upon it. Basically it deals with space and different shapes of objects. Beyond the table, there are six more figures of objects placed in groups of three in two horizontal lines. These are kept at a certain distance from the table. The other six objects figure roughly resemble the other three objects being placed on the table.

The painting Morphological Echo was being displayed at the Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. E. and A. Reynolds Morse collection gave loan for its cost so that it could be displayed there. Salvador Dali painted this painting on canvas with oil. The dimensions of the painting were 64 cm × 54 cm or 25 in × 21 in.

The work can be viewed at Salvador Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida


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