The Sphinx is a creature of both Egyptian and Greek mythology. For the Egyptians, the Sphinx combined the body of a lion with the head of a man, hawk, ram, or falcon. In Ancient Greece, the Sphinx was a women endowed with the body and claws of a lion, the tail of a serpent, and the wings of an eagle. In this painting, however, Dali presents us with a third version of the monster. According to his own writing, Dali's Sphinx is endowed with only two of his "most active fetishes" - a shoe and a glass of warm milk. These unlikely objects are tucked under the skin of the woman's back, as she strikes the traditional pose denoting grief. Dali may have intended his remorseful Sphinx to represent his wife Gala's sense of loss at her infertility. The long shadow cast by the Sphinx leads the eye to cliffs that look very similar to those found on Cap de Norfeu in Spain. Spanish artist Salvador Dali (1904 - 1989) was a ground-breaking icon of the Surrealist movement and one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. His work probed the unconscious world of thoughts, dreams and perception in fanciful and nightmarish images influenced by Freud, Cubism, Futurism and metaphysical art. Extraordinarily imaginative, he also sculpted, and contributed to fashion, photography and theatre. Dali's art has been called the epitome of Surrealism. Tallenge Store has brought you this beautiful piece of art on a high quality 240 gsm 100% cotton canvas with gloss finish. This painting is printed on a high resolution HP Inkjet large format production printer delivering sophisticated and elegant museum quality prints. The Tallenge Store is a leading affordable art marketplace where thousands of visitors purchase artworks and photographs from artists across the world. One can buy Original Art, Digital Prints, Gifts & Canvases anywhere in India. We are redefining the experience of buying and selling art by making it easy, convenient and welcoming for both buyers and artists.