Burning Giraffe, 2022-02-14

Another puzzle with a Dalí image. Many Bluebird art puzzles have gone a bit wild with the colour saturation, but that’s definitely not the case here. The image on Wikpedia looks more saturated than this, but photos can be deceiving, and even more so when viewed on a computer.

Burning Giraffe by Salvador Dalí, Bluebird, 1000 pieces. Completed on February 14, 2022.

There is an actual burning giraffe in the image, to the left, although I didn’t notice it before I started doing the puzzle. Dalí had used the burning giraffe image before, and according to Wikipedia, “Dalí described this image as “the masculine cosmic apocalyptic monster”. He believed it to be a premonition of war.” The painting is from 1937, when Spain was in the middle of a civil war.

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