- Date: 1948
- Type: Painting
The Elephants (Spanish: Los Elefantes) is a 1948 painting by the Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dali. The elephant is a recurring theme in the works of Dali, first appearing in his 1944 work Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Pomegranate a Second Before Awakening, and also in The Temptation of Saint Anthony and Swans Reflecting Elephants. The Elephants differs from the other paintings in that the animals are the primary focus of the work, with a barren graduated background and lack of other content, where most of Dali's paintings contain much detail and points of interest (for example Swans Reflecting Elephants which is somewhat better known within Dali's repertoire than The Elephants. The stork-legged elephant is one of the best-known icons of Dali's work and adorns the walls of the Dali Museum in Spain.