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The symbolic interpretation of this painting is much debated. It is said to represent the horrors of war, and yet Dali also admitted that it immortalizes his and his wife's first kiss.
While critics often intellectualise and speculate and elaborate, probably best to here from the horse's mouth. I'll go with Dali on this one. Whatever his reasons -- always superb.
A lot of his paintings have derived inspiration from the atomic attacks in Japan. I believe this particular one may be ambiguous enough to incorporate multiple meanings. It's easy to see that it must depict something violent, the two creatures are devouring each other.
A kiss perhaps. Two separate but uniquely similar creatures coalescing. Viscerally truthful, though symbolic.
Salvadore Dali by HinaEShah on Pictify