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Salvador Dali, Mort de Cleopatre

Salvador Dali Mort de Cleopatre, 1975

View in a room Print 22 x 29.9 x 0 inch 1 remaining copy

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Salvador Dali, Mort de Cleopatre
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  • Offered by the gallery

    Wallector Srl
    Rome - Italy

  • Authenticity

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

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • Medium

    Print : etching

  • Themes

    Nude, Etching

  • Support

    Print on paper

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 250 copies

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    22 x 29.9 x 0 inch

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Movement

    Cubism
  • Collector’s Guide

  • About the artwork

    Hand signed and numbered. Edition of 250 prints.
    Bibliography: R. Michler, L.W. Löpsinger, Salvador Dali. Catalogue Raisonné of Etchings and Mixed-Media Prints 1924-1980, Prestel, Munich 1994, p. 247, n.820.
    Image Dimensions : 40 x 50 cm.

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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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