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Salvador Dali, Faust Vignettes - Le Spectre à la Rose

Salvador Dali Faust Vignettes - Le Spectre à la Rose, 1969

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Salvador Dali, Faust Vignettes - Le Spectre à la Rose
Description
  • Offered by the gallery

    Galerie Dali Paris
    Paris - France

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Plate signed

  • Medium

    Print : etching

  • Themes

    Fantastic, Etching

  • Support

    Print on paper

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 103 copies

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    15.2 x 11 x 0 inch

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Movement

    Cubism
  • Collector’s Guide

  • About the artwork

    The illustrated suite Faust includes 21 Engravings (11 hors texts and 10 vignettes), Published by Etienne Denis Braillard, Geneva. The text of two plays written by Johann Wolfgang Goethe (from 1808 and 1832) tells the story of Faust, a character inspired by Johann Georg Faust, a 16th century German alchemist, already a hero of a folk tale.

    Goethe stated that the first part of Faust was the work of "a being troubled by passion, which can obscure the spirit of man." The second part reveals a world less subject to passion. In Faust II, Goethe wrote a Prologue that poses the obsessing question of the salvation of the soul. The work is thus a parable of suffering humanity, torn between thought and action.

    Reference: “The Official Catalog of the Graphic Works of Salvador Dali” by Albert Field.
    Ref. 69-1 – c)- pages 50. Published by The Salvador Dali Archives.

    • Tags
    • surrealism

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Salvador Dali

Born in: 1904

Spain

Famous artist

Salvador Dalí, in full Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dalí y Domenech (born May 11, 1904, Figueras, Spain - died January 23, 1989, Figueras), Spanish surrealist painter  and printmaker, influential for his explorations of subconscious imagery.

As an art student in Madrid and Barcelona, Dalí assimilated a vast number of artistic styles and displayed unusual technical facility as a painter. It was not until the late 1920s, however, that two events brought about the development of his mature artistic style: his discovery of Sigmund Freud's writings on the erotic significance of subconscious imagery and his affiliation with the Paris Surrealists, a group of artists and writers who sought to establish the “greater reality" of the human subconscious over reason. To bring up images from his subconscious mind, Dalí began to induce hallucinatory states in himself by a process he described as “paranoiac critical." 

Once Dalí hit on that method, his painting style matured with extraordinary rapidity, also thanks to René Magritte and Joan Miró and from 1929 to 1937 he produced the paintings which made him the world's best-known Surrealist artist. He depicted a dream world in which commonplace objects are juxtaposed, deformed, or otherwise metamorphosed in a bizarre and irrational fashion.

With the Spanish director Luis Buñuel, Dalí made two Surrealistic films—Un Chien andalou (1928; An Andalusian Dog) and L'Âge d'or (1930; The Golden Age)—that are similarly filled with grotesque but highly suggestive images.

In the late 1930s Dalí switched to painting in a more-academic style under the influence of the Renaissance painter Raphael, and, as a consequence, he was expelled from the Surrealist movement. Thereafter he spent much of his time designing theatre sets, interiors of fashionable shops, and jewelry as well as exhibiting his genius for flamboyant self-promotional stunts in the United States, where he lived from 1940 to 1955.

In the period from 1950 to 1970, Dalí painted many works with religious themes, though he continued to explore erotic subjects, to represent childhood memories, and to use themes centring on his wife, Gala. Notwithstanding their technical accomplishments, those later paintings are not as highly regarded as the artist's earlier works. The most interesting and revealing of Dalí's books is The Secret Life of Salvador Dalí (1942-44).

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Salvador Dali, Faust Vignettes - Le Spectre à la Rose
Salvador Dali, Faust Vignettes - Le Spectre à la Rose

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