Monday, March 21, 2011

Soldier Take Warning

The painting "Soldier Take Warning" was created in 1942 by Salvador Dali. At first glance, the painting looks as if there is a soldier in the forefront looking back at two women. If you give the painting a closer look tho, it is apparent that the women are supposed to symbolize a skull. The painting was designed to warn soldiers about the possibility of contracting STDs. I think it is very clever how Dali was able to manipulate the image and I also like how the artist was able to create an influential painting, while at the same time providing a public service announcement.

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