15th - 20th Cent. Masters
Tristan and Isolde
In Tristan Wounded, Tristan has killed the great dragon but lies seriously wounded himself. His body is contorted in disarray encircling a large stone. The longevity of stone can be a reference to the eternal and symbolize a coming passage from one life to the next. Above him blooms a rose, Dali’s strongest metaphor for the divine feminine and a reminder that Isolde waits in his future.