Description of the painting by Salvador Dali "Shadows of the melting night"

Description of the painting by Salvador Dali

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When he was in America, Salvador Dali painted many beautiful paintings, among which were landscapes. The painting "Shadows of the Vanishing Night" was painted by the artist in 1931 and was included in the collection of the most outstanding paintings written by Dali.

In the center of the picture is something like a clay block, or a large stone covered with bumps. The stone is illuminated by an already invisible moon, the light of which leaves long and equally uneven shadows on the surrounding surface. Around the stone lies a desert covered with fragments of rocks of various sizes and shapes. The rock also occupies the foreground of the painting, its shape is extremely bizarre, and is not like anything else depicted on the canvas.

A huge black shadow creeps out from the left edge of the picture, trying to maintain its shape and cling to the light of the vanishing moon. But the horizon is already brightening, flowering is beginning, night darkness, the covering sky is retreating, it is becoming brighter, driving the darkness to the edges of the picture, forcing the viewer to initially pay attention exclusively to the central part of the canvas, and then to the surrounding rocks.

Like all landscapes painted by Dali, this gives the viewer a chance to reflect on reality, plunges into the world of dreams of an artist who never in his life sought to follow generally accepted rules and standards. So the landscape in the picture looks more like a Martian than a quite ordinary terrestrial one, it seems as if two suns will appear from behind the rocks, or something else like that.

Despite the fact that the picture is saturated with shadows, it looks very light and even bright, largely due to the use of yellow and blue shades in various variations. It seems that the shadows themselves are not black, but dark blue, such as there is a shade of a beautiful summer night before the onset of flowering.

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