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Dali's „Birth of the New Man" in Museum Collection 

Six small sculptures of the great master on display



Dali's „Birth of the New Man". A sculpture from the Mouseion Collection. The motif is in the center of the painting „Geopolitical Child Watches the Birth of the New Man". Collection of the Dali Museum in Spain.

Photo: Parastone/Dali-Archive


Madrid (bpb) Dali's sculptures of the Parastone-Mouseion Collection are on exhibition at the Museum of European Art at the Nörvenich Castle near Köln. These small sculptures can be found in the paintings of Salvador Dali. To them belongs the table-size sculpture "The Birth of the New Man". The egg-sculpture is the central point of the painting „Enfant géopolitique observant la naissance de l'homme nouveau" from 1943. The painting is in the collection of the Dali Museum in Spain.

The sculpture says: the new man has to free himself from the past. This is depicted by the image of a birth from an egg. With curiosity, the child watches, being protected by his mother, the birth of a man from a plastic egg. On this globe, which has been turned into an egg, the continents recede. Here comes into being the symbol of the new order, a new beginning of a perfect world. The longing of all men comes to be expressed in this noble sculpture.


The sculpture with stand is about 12.5 centimeters high. The Douseion Collection contains five other sculptures: 'Dali-Lady with Drawers', 'Dali Space-Horse', 'Dali Space-Elephant', 'Portrait Pablo Picasso' and 'Soft self-portrait Dali with Fried Bacon'.

For purchase information, contact: museum@europaeische-kultur-stiftung.org.



Copyright 2003 West-Art, Prometheus 89/2003


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Copyright 2003 West-Art

PROMETHEUS, Internet Bulletin for Art, Politics and Science.

Nr. 89 Fall 2003