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The Lugubrious Game

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Year  1929
Period  Surrealism
Location  private collection
Artist  Salvador Dali
Created  1929
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Type  oil and collage on cardboard
Dimensions  44.4 cm × 30.3 cm (17.5 in × 11.9 in)
Similar  Young Virgin Auto‑Sod, The First Days of Spring, Honey is Sweeter than Blood, The Great Masturbator, Apparition of Face and Fruit

The lugubrious game


The Lugubrious Game (or The Mournful Game) is a part oil painting and part collage on cardboard artwork created by Salvador Dalí in 1929. It displays references to feces (in the form of a man wearing soiled underpants), sexual desire, castration and alludes to the "safety" of masturbation. The name of the painting was given by poet, Paul Éluard.

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History

In 1929, several Surrealists including Paul Éluard and his wife Gala were visiting Dalí at his home in Spain. Upon seeing the Surrealist style painting, they were intrigued by it, which led to Dalí becoming an official member of the movement.

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