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The Ship, 1935 by Salvador Dali (1938-1989, Spain)
Dali was well for his striking and bizarre images in his surrealist painting. Because of the illusion and abstract appearance, its meaning ultimately depends upon the viewer. Some interpret it to depict the beauty in the perceived burdens of life. The figure also possesses feminine and masculine traits. Hence there is a warrior bound to a balance, steering against beautiful but relentless waves. The wind also acts as a force of direction which rivals the person’s destination. There is certainly no definitive answer, but it certainly serves as a thought-provoking, striking, and powerful image.