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Soft Construction with Boiled Beans (Premonition of Civil War)
Soft Construction with Boiled Beans (Premonition of Civil War), 1936
Salvador Dalí, Spanish
Oil on canvas
39 5/16 x 39 3/8 inches (99.9 x 100 cm)
The Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection, 1950
1950-134-41
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Looking Questions

  • Does this image look real to you?
    Why or why not?
  • What is a civil war?
  • How do you think Dalí’s creature reflects civil war?
  • What other objects in the painting might relate to civil war?

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