15th - 20th Cent. Masters
Tristan and Isolde
In The Lover’s Condemned, Tristan and Isolde have been found out. Dalí has filled this illustration with symbology to represent the terrible nature of their situation. A human heart is ripped apart and sits between the two lovers to remind us of their pain and the pain they have caused everyone else. Dalí’s large stone sits between them, broken apart to represent the loss of their future. The broken shard from the larger stone sits at their feet with what appears to be the face of a clock to represent their inability to escape the memories and responsibility they bear for this illicit affair.