Enlightenment under Spanish Guitar-Surreal Reality

Boris Giulian's avatar Boris Giulian Vote Code: 68723

It is dedicated to Spanish culture and belongs to my "Alphabets series" (contains hidden alphabet). Flamenco dancer alludes to one of the columns from Gaudi’s “Sagrada Familia" church, in which a turtle is depicted at the base. Here, I depicted woman as the protector of life. With one hand, she calms the violent tendencies of the “bullying" man and holds a symbol of peace in other hand. The bull also serves as the symbolic animal of Spain, drinking Minotaur was a favorite symbol in Picasso works. The world-renowned Andalusian horse is shown on the right with its characteristic long hair, athletic body, and ability to perform complex movements, like staying seated. Behind the horse is a figure of a conquistador with a hat shaped like a ship, in reference to the history of exploration and expansion of the Spanish culture into the American continent. Salvador Dali’s profile is hidden in the negative space between the horsetail and the tree, with the snail acting as his imaginary eye.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 4"
  • Medium: Spanish Cedar wood
  • Width: 60"
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 36"