Christ of Saint John of the Cross was painted by Salvador Dali in 1951. It depicts Jesus Christ on the cross in a darkened sky floating over a body of water complete with a boat and fishermen. Although it is a depiction of the crucifixion, it is devoid of nails, blood, and a crown of thorns, because, according to Dali, he was convinced by a dream that these features would mar his depiction of Christ. Also in a dream, the importance of depicting Christ in the extreme angle evident in the painting was revealed to him. Dali Oil Painting Reproductions for Sale
On the bottom of his studies for the painting, Dali explained its inspiration: “In the first place, in 1950, I had a ‘cosmic dream’ in which I saw this image in colour and which in my dream represented the ‘nucleus of the atom.’ This nucleus later took on a metaphysical sense; I considered it ‘the very unity of the universe,’ the Christ!” Buy Salvador Dali Paintings Online
In order to create the figure of Christ, Dali had Hollywood stuntman Russell Saunders suspended from an overhead gantry, so he could see how the body would appear from the desired angle. This painting can be reproduced on canvas by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 205 cm, Width: 116 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.