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Salvador Dali is a multilateral genius who was not characterized by shyness. Artist, graphic artist, director, sculptor, writer, surrealist. He wrote several books, participated in the filming of several films, wrote many paintings that are still being discussed - due to the fact that they are made in the style of surrealism, it can sometimes be difficult.
He also was engaged in the creation of installations made of precious stones, claiming that he was doing this so that the value of the image embodied through them began to prevail over the value of metal and stone. So that even semi-precious materials gain brilliance and attract attention.
However, despite the goal, the installations in most cases were made from expensive materials.
The "Cross of the Angel" is made of gold - the cage and figure of Christ; coral - the cross itself; copper sulfite and diamond spikes - base; lapis lazuli - sphere; topaz is the door. It is a cross enclosed in a golden cage, repeating its shape, with the door open. There is a base under the cross - a dark blue sphere is recessed in the middle of it, sharp spikes are stuck around.
The fact that the cross is carved from the coral creates the feeling of blood pouring onto the base. The fact that the base is made of copper gives the impression that blood accumulates in it. The whole world, a cruel world full of sharp - that is the foundation.
The sphere lies in it alone, embodying its beautiful part, which deserves to suffer for it on the cross. The cell surrounding the cross and the figure of Christ is open - at any moment the Savior can come out of it, get off the oozing red tree and go to paradise, to eternal bliss.
But in spite of the open door, he doesn’t do that - because the world is not only sharp thorns and his blood, but also a dark sphere that you can look at forever. This meaning and truth, and good human actions, and memory, and love.
Without moving on the cross, Christ suffers of his own free will. Because the world is worth suffering for it.
Rafael Athens School Mural