The Horses of Salvador Dali

Transparent HorseWhile largely celebrated for his surreal artwork, when Salvador Dali studied art in Barcelona and Madrid he dabbled in a number of artistic styles.

Interestingly enough, his surreal work was partly inspired by the writings of Sigmund Freud about the significance of subconscious imagery.

Dali’s Horses

Being Spanish, his obvious love of horses makes perfect sense. Horses often make an appearance in his art. So many in fact that I couldn’t fit them all in this post.

I selected a variety of styles to show here, some of which may surprise you.


The Temptation of Saint Anthony

The Temptation of Saint Anthony

Horse in The Sky

Horse in The Sky

Don Quixote

Don Quixote

Paranoiac Woman-Horse

Paranoiac Woman-Horse

Trojan Horse

Trojan Horse

Alexander

Alexander

Horse of Spring

Horse of Spring

Woman Horse

Woman Horse

Unicorn

Unicorn

More Horses From The Masters

I quite enjoy tracking down horses of the Masters, each one teaches me more about the artist. Be sure to check out horses from some of the other greats.

5 Comments on “The Horses of Salvador Dali

  1. hannah bob

    um… it’s salvador dali, it’s supposed to be creepy. he’s a surrealist Born May 11, 1904 in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain and created more than 1500 paintings during his life time. he’s amazing.

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  2. Caprice Leavitt

    A bit fantasy art, sex overtones and the use of horses in a bazzar way. I find it fasinating and food for thought.

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