Salvador Dalí

Naked drawers


etching on paper
Inventory number 2055
This 'Naked Drawers' is quite similar to Dali's 'Espagne' he created in 1938. In Espagne, the woman is not fully formed but outlined by fighting that represented the Spanish Civil War that was occurring at the time, causing Dali to flee Spain with Gala and go to Italy. This 'Naked Drawers' is likely a study or an inspiration for the later 'Espagne'. 
Drawers are often symbolised in Dali's works as a metaphor for 'opening up'. A way to let someone look inside a usually contained part of the self. This is likely used again in this work as well.