The 25 Most Iconic Artworks of Animals

8. The Elephants by Salvador Dali,1948

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Dali's The Elephants contains similar spider-legged elephants as seen in two of his other paintings, The Temptation of Saint Anthony and Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Pomegranate a Second Before Awakening. The elephants with thin, elongated legs and heavy-weighted bodies are emphasizing the strength and weight that the creatures possess. Dali also included his hometown in the background, opening the painting up to further analytical debate.

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