SALVADOR DALI "LA VIERGE DE GUADELOUPE"
Salvador Dali (1904-1989) is arguably Surrealism's most accomplished and iconic practitioner.
Prolific and endlessly inventive, Dali worked in almost every possible artistic medium; film, sculpture, photography, fashion and of course painting.
Since the beginning of his career Dali worked in the graphic arts. Some of his earliest etchings date to the 1930's.
This work, which is evocative of Dali's surreal interpretations of religious scenes relates to an important event in Catholicism's history. In 1531 in what is now a suburb of Mexico City, the Virgin Mary appeared four times. She requested that a shrine be constructed in her honor. Eventually the basilica would become the most visited Catholic pilgrimage site in the world.
She is typically depicted in a pink robe and blue-green shroud or cape. In this depiction Dali has rendered the fabric of her garment, and those of her faithful with tremendous expressionistic detail.
This work is both a fine example of Dali's versatile and surreal aesthetic and a beautiful depiction of a religious image meaningful for millions around the world.
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"La Vierge de Guadeloupe"
Signed and numbered by the artist
From an edition of 300.
Very good condition
28"W 19"H (work- visible)
37"H 27"W (framed)
Very good condition.