Swans Reflecting Elephants is an oil painting produced in 1937 by Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali.
The painting contains double images which was his technique of Paranoia critical method. In 1935, he said about this method to be The Conquest of the Irrational in which a understanding of irrational should be based on the critical association of the various phenomena’s. Dali used this technique to bring the visual illusion in the form of double images which attracts the viewer and he has to think about it.
In Swans Reflecting Elephants painting, dali uses the water of the river to reflect the double image. Another painting of dali was Metamorphosis of Narcissus in which he used the refection of the narcissus thus creating double images of the shape of his hand on the right hand side of the painting. The dimensions of the painting Swans Reflecting Elephants were 51 cm × 77 cm or 20.08 in × 30.31 in.