Crucifixion Salvador Dali Analysis

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The religious symbol of the crucifix has been analyzed and depicted in many ways and in many cultures, whether it be through rhetoric, tradition, or art. Perhaps the most explored symbol of all time, the crucifix has been evaluated through many different styles of art, including surrealism. Surreal art often expresses images in a unique and dream-like way. A significant player in the surreal movement, Salvador Dali, is known for his strange and symbolic works, often depicting images with religious subjects and undertones. Salvador Dali’s oil painting “Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus)” comments on the fusing of the usually competing philosophies of math, science, and religion, reinventing the crucifixion in a way consistent with his theories of nuclear mysticism and spiritual classicism. “Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus)” is…show more content…
Dali strongly believed in the theory of nuclear mysticism, a means to explain perceived conscious reality as opposed to actual reality. Dali, claiming to be both agnostic and Catholic, a lover of both science and religion, was attracted to this quantum mysticism and revealed it through his works. The Crucifixion painting manifests these beliefs as it portrays a hovering crucifixion and perceived certainty, as reality and observer become one. Dali, in his way of thinking, is not mocking religion just seeing it in a different way. When religiously affiliated people first see this painting, they are probably confused and maybe even take offence to the way Jesus is being portrayed, but when they really look into the what is being displayed and the true meaning of the victory that has been won behind it, then they will understand that Jesus is not being mocked but celebrated. Just like the Bible, the painting “Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus)” has a deep meaning rather than what meets the
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