The Great Masturbator

The Great Masturbator is an oil painting produced in 1929 by Spanish painter Salvador Dali.

Salvador Dalí wanted this painting to be kept at the Dalí Theatre and Museum in Figueres, his personal collection.

At The center of the painting The Great Masturbator, a distorted figure similar to a human face was looking downwards. The figure was based on a natural rock formation like shape similar to the formation at Cap de Creus along the sea shore of Catalonia. Dali painted The Persistence of Memory two years later and included in it the same figure. A naked female rise from the back of a head resembling similar to Dali new wife Gala and this figure could be the reason as the title of painting suggest The Great Masturbator. The mouth of the female was placed near the male crotch which suggests that Fellatio was going to happen. The male figure painted had bleeding cuts in knees and seen from his waist portion only. This painting represents Salvador Dali attitudes and thoughts towards sexual intercourse. The dimensions of the painting were 110 cm × 150 cm or 43.3 in × 59.1 in.

The work can be viewed at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid

Artist: Salvador Dalí
Location: Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid
Medium: Oil on Canvas
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The Great Masturbator is an oil painting produced in 1929 by Spanish painter Salvador Dali.

At The center of the painting The Great Masturbator, a distorted figure similar to a human face was looking downwards. The figure was based on a natural rock formation like shape similar to the formation at Cap de Creus along the sea shore of Catalonia. Dali painted The Persistence of Memory two years later and included in it the same figure. A naked female rise from the back of a head resembling similar to Dali new wife Gala and this figure could be the reason as the title of painting suggest The Great Masturbator. The mouth of the female was placed near the male crotch which suggests that Fellatio was going to happen. The male figure painted had bleeding cuts in knees and seen from his waist portion only. This painting represents Salvador Dali attitudes and thoughts towards sexual intercourse. The dimensions of the painting were 110 cm × 150 cm or 43.3 in × 59.1 in.

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