Tuna Fishing (painting)

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Tuna Fishing
Artist Salvador Dalí
Year 1966–67
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 304 cm × 404 cm (119.65 in × 159.06 in)
Location Foundation Paul Ricard, Ile de Bandol

Tuna Fishing (Homage to Meissonier) was painted by Salvador Dalí in 1966-1967 and is seen by many as one of Dalí's last masterpieces. Filled chaotically with the violent struggle of the men in the picture and the big fish. A golden knife stabs into the fish and the azure- blue sea becomes red with blood.

This painting is a dedication to Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier, a 19th-century French painter who specialised in battle scenes.