15th - 20th Cent. Masters
Tristan and Isolde
Huge legs and feet, covered in a thin vale reach out towards an injured Tristan. This is the Giant Beligog whom Tristan has defeated in battle and with whom he exchanged the giant’s life for being allowed to recuperate in the giant’s cave. Tristan could have killed the giant, but he spared him instead. The Giant Beliagog illustration by Dalí incorporates the physical suffering of Tristan as a metaphor for his emotional struggles to be with Isolde. Between Tristan and Beliagog, the symbol for Isolde - a single flower, stands waiting.