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Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali
(1904 - 1989)

Spanish painter, graphic artist, filmmaker, writer.

A modern master of the surreal arts, Salvador Dali's works continually challenged convention by questioning the antithesis of surrealism: our normal sense of the "real."

Surrealism's objective was to make accessible to art the realms of the unconscious, irrational and imaginary. An expansive movement that extended beyond the canvas, Surrealism embraced literature, music, cinema, philosophy and popular culture. Dali's works drew inspiration from fellow Surrealists, such as Giorgio de Chirico, Max Ernst, Joan Miro...

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Dali - Frontis Piece

Frontispiece

 

Dali - Down the Rabbit Hole

Down the Rabbit Hole

 

Dali - The Pool of Tears

The Pool of Tears

 

Dali - A Caucus Race and a Long Tale

A Caucus Race and a Long Tale

Dali - The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill

The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill

Dali - Advice From a Caterpiller

Advice From a Caterpillar

 

Dali - Pig and Pepper

Pig and Pepper

 

Dali - Mad Tea Party

Mad Tea Party

 

Dali’s incredible illustrations for Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” (published in 1865) have caused it to become one of the rarest and most sought-after Dali suites. With the original gouaches published by Maecenas Press-Random House, New York in 1969, the suite now contains 12 heliogravures - one for each chapter of the book - and comes with 1 original signed etching in 4 colors as the frontpiece.
This collaboration brings together arguably two of the most creative minds in Western culture, as both are considered ultimate explorers of dreams and imagination.

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