The Temptation Of Saint Anthony – (Salvador Dali) Previous Next


Style: Surrealism

Topic: Religious Saints

Date: 1946

Museum: Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts (Brussels, Belgium)

Technique: Oil

Modern Spanish painter Salvador Dalí drew a great deal of inspiration from Bosch's work, which had many of the features that acted as precursors to Dalí's own surrealism. Dalí's version depicts St. Anthony resisting temptations associated with a spider-legged horse and elephants. The "space elephants," distorted offspring of Gian Lorenzo Bernini's elephant and obelisk, are a motif in Dalí's work.



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