Collect this group of six color woodcuts from The Divine Comedy series.
A group of six wood engravings in color on BFK Rives paper from Dali's illustrations to Dante Alighieri's "The Divine Comedy."
Salvador Dali is undoubtedly one of the greatest pioneers of the surrealist style of painting. His work was groundbreaking and influenced hundreds of painters that came after him. According to critics, Dali’s art takes the viewer to the inner part of the subconscious, in a surreal world that features many fantastic images. Dali influenced many prominent artists and sculptors to move out from the traditional and repetitive styles of creation. So much he did that, that many art scholars around the world say that Dali was one of the major figures of aesthetics of the 20th century. Dali born on 11 May in 1904 in Figueres, Spain. His father Salvador Dali i Cusi was a lawyer and mother Felipa Domenech Ferres was a housewife. From his childhood days, he was very arrogant and intelligent. His relationship with his father was not very good, while his mother always used to praise him. When he somehow came to know that his family believed him as the reincarnation of his dead elder brother, his artistic scene turned towards a transcendental way. That incident helped him to become a surrealist artist. Dali’s parents used to praise his talent. They made him a studio and admitted him into a drawing school in 1916. He was very irregular in school. His father once arranged an exhibition for him in 1919. In 1922 he admitted into a famous art institute in Madrid. There he started to learn cubism and dadaism. The academy suspended him in 1923 for his association with anti-establishment activities, though he was not associated with politics that much. Although he returned to his academy in 1926, it suspended him permanently for his cynic outlook about his teachers. After that incident, Dali traveled to Paris and met Pablo Picasso. He left classical style and inspired by Picasso. His works began to become popular. Dali painted his famous ‘The Persistence of Memory’ in 1931 which became his landmark. His surrealistic style came into a more outstanding point. Though he supported Franco as a ruler of Spain, he stayed in the USA during the 2nd world war. After the war ended, Dali returned to Spain and began to experiment more inventive works which influenced the later pop arts. He worked for the museum and Dali theater in Figueres in 1960’s. ‘The Elephants’, ‘Premonition of Civil War’, ‘Metamorphosis of Narcissus’, ‘Spider of the Evening’, ‘The Temptation of St. Anthony’ etc are his ageless works of art. Salvador Dali died on 23 January in 1989. His grave is in his hometown Figueres.
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