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This Dali is at the intersection of religion, math, and science. I think his portrayal of Christ without thorns and wounds on a (geometerically accurate) hypercube is his communicating belief in Christ’s ascendance to higher dimensions.
As usual there’s Gala. ( My theory is, he did not think her as a wife; he thought of her as a madonna.)
Dali on this painting:
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!”
Dali: the triangle and circle:
“aesthetically summarized my previous experiments, and I inscribed my Christ in this triangle. The cross forms a triangle symbolizing the Holy Trinity. Christ’s head forms a circle within the triangle meaning that Christ, and the fulfillment of His Father’s will, is the center and meaning of everything in the universe. Christ and His Father’s love for us should be at the center of every person’s life.”