Dali and Picasso are two artists who shocked the world with their completely different look at the existing canons of life. Both this and the other had a completely different understanding of the world, and therefore their creations are somewhat knocked out of our usual way of thinking. And while Picasso still somehow could be understood, then Dali not only with his creativity, but also with his behavior in life caused either enthusiasm or complete disgust.
But in this painting, the master made it clear how difficult it is to be an individual person. How hard it is to be different from the rest and still not be closed. See what happens, almost all the boxes of a person are open, even the insides are visible, but the person is not ready to be as open as the crowd asks him to. And because he fell, and therefore his hand asks people to stop and not come. He asks for loneliness, he asks not to let him be in public again and again. This is because his "boxes" are empty, they squandered their advantages.
True, you really don’t understand who is on the canvas - a woman or a man, but does it really matter? Can it be that we don’t have such a moment when everything inside is empty and you don’t want to see anyone nearby? It happens. And apparently, this also happened to Dali, and therefore this painting was born. I was born out of a desire to stay alone for a while and replenish with new strength and new emotions, so that I could get back to work again. There was a pause.
Dali worked tirelessly. Created his own museum, was engaged in architecture, design, canvases, that is, painting. He simply lived such an eventful life that he considered loneliness a blessing. But he tired of him quickly, a few days of silence - and then again the frantic rhythm of work, meetings, communication with the right people. And only death calmed the genius and finally gave him long-awaited or unexpected peace.
Melancholy paintings by Albrecht Durer