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Episode 1776

The Colossus of Rhodes (Dalí)
Wed, 2022-Mar-16 00:18 UTC
Length - 2:27

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The featured article for Wednesday, 16 March 2022 is The Colossus of Rhodes (Dalí).

The Colossus of Rhodes is a 1954 oil painting by the Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí, one of a series created for the 1956 film Seven Wonders of the World, each depicting one of the eponymous wonders. It was ultimately not used for the movie, and in 1981 was donated to the Kunstmuseum Bern, its present location.

The painting shows the Colossus of Rhodes, ancient statue of the Greek sun god Helios. Painted two decades after Dalí's heyday with the surrealist movement, the painting is emblematic of his shift from the avant-garde to the mainstream. After financial pressures imposed by his move to the United States in 1940, and influenced by his fascination with Hollywood, Dalí shifted focus away from his earlier exploration of the subconscious and perception, and towards historical and scientific themes.

Dalí's rendering of the Colossus is heavily influenced by a 1953 paper by Herbert Maryon, a sculptor and conservator at the British Museum. Maryon proposed a hollow Colossus formed from hammered bronze plates, located alongside the harbour rather than astride it. He further suggested that it used a hanging drapery to give the statue a stable tripod base. These elements were all incorporated by Dalí.

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