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Retrospective Bust of a Woman

Salvador Dalí, 1933
Retrospective Bust of a Woman, Salvador Dalí
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Retrospective Bust of a Woman is a Surrealist Porcelain Sculpture created by Salvador Dalí in 1933. It lives at the MOMA, Museum of Modern Art in New York. The image is used according to Educational Fair Use, and tagged Busts and Women. Source

It’s difficult to describe the medium used for a surrealist sculpture. In the case of Salvador Dali’s ‘Bust of a Woman’ the mediums included painted porcelain, bread, corn, feathers, paint on paper, beads, ink stand, sand, and two pens. It’s a hodge-podge, a mess. And that was intentional.

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