The Great Masturbator

1929, Lithograph
25.5 x 18.5in(64.77 x 46.99cm)

One of the largest of his works, Dali took the Cap de Creus (a known rock formation in France) and painted a woman who was in the artist’s life at the time, ready to fellate the standing male at a moment’s notice. The horde of ants and the grasshopper, represented his sexual anxiety.

Salvador Dali ( 1904 - 1989 ).

Born 11 May, 1904 Figueres, Catalonia, Spain

Died 23 January, 1989 (aged 84) Figueres, Catalonia, Spain

Resting Place – Crypt at Dali Theatre and Museum, Figueres, Catalonia, Spain

Nationality – Spanish

Education – San Fernardo School of Fine Arts, Madrid, Spain

Movement – Cubism, Dada, Surrealism

Married Gala Dali (Elena Ivanovna Diakonova) (1934-1982)

Notable Work : The Persistance of Memory 1931
The Temptation of St Anthony 1946
The Elephants 1948
Galatea of the Spheres 1952