“Tuna fishing” is seen by many as one of Dali’s latest masterpieces. This huge cloth exceeds the dimensions of 3 * 4 meters. It depicts the scene of the fierce struggle of people with giant fish; a glittering dagger pierces the fish, and the azure blue sea is filled with red blood. The painting had a subtitle “Dedicated to Messon”, a French artist of the XIX century, specialized in battle scenes.
Often, Dali deliberately used the images and style of the various artistic currents that he studied. A young man in the foreground is depicted in a popular style in the 1960s. The figure on the left is inspired by an antique sculpture.