3. Sleep by Salvador Dalí, 1937

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Dalí's portray of man asleep highlights the juxtaposed heaviness of the sleeping body with the separation of the dreaming mind. Dalí himself said of the painting: "I have often imagined the monster of sleep as a heavy, giant head with a tapering body held up by the crutches of reality. When the crutches break we have the sensation of falling."

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