The Basket of Bread

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The Basket of Bread
ArtistSalvador Dalí
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions31.75 cm × 31.75 cm (12.5 in × 12.5 in)
LocationSalvador Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida

The Basket of Bread is a painting by Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí. The painting depicts four pieces of bread with butter on them sitting in a basket. One is separated from the others and is half-bitten. The basket sits on a white cloth. The painting resides at the Salvador Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida.

The painting was completed in 1926 when Dalí was twenty-two years old, shortly after he had finished his formal art class in Madrid where he was studying the Dutch Masters.[1] It is among the earliest of several paintings of bread by Dalí; a later example is Basket of Bread (1945).

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