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Name  The Ghost of Vermeer
Price, USD  Contact Seller / Artist
Status  Not for sale
Seller  Demo Art Gallery
Size, cm  18.0 x 24.0 cm /switch
Artist  Salvador Dali
Year made  1934-01-01
Edition  Reproduction
Style   Surrealism
Media   Oil
Description 
Demo. The Ghost of Vermeer of Delft Which Can Be Used As a Table.

The title refers to the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer and the image of Vermeer viewed from his back is a reference to Vermeer's painting The Art of Painting.

In this image Vermeer is represented as a dark spindly figure in a kneeling position. The figure's outstretched leg serves as a table top surface, on which sits a bottle and a small glass. This leg tapers to a baluster-like stub, however there is a shoe nearby. One wrist of the Vermeer figure rests on a crutch-like support. Images of anthropomorphic furniture as well as crutch-like objects are common in this period of Dali's career.
Dali was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance maste...
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