Salvador Dalí 'Abricot et chevallier' -Etching
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SALVADOR DALÍ | 1904 - 1989
Abricot et chevallier - Etching and Aquaforte 1969-1970
Etching Acquaforte with dry point on lithography.
Edition: Eprueve d'Artiste of 150
Size: 76 × 56 cm
Series: Series Flordali
Publisher: Atelier Rigal (intaglio) Matthieu (Litographie)
Salvador Dalí is among the most versatile and prolific artists of the twentieth century and the most famous Surrealist. Though chiefly remembered for his painterly output, in the course of his long career he successfully turned to sculpture, printmaking, fashion, advertising, writing, and, perhaps most famously, filmmaking in his collaborations with Luis Buñuel and Alfred Hitchcock.
Dalí was renowned for his flamboyant personality and role of mischievous provocateur as much as for his undeniable technical virtuosity. In his early use of organic morphology, his work bears the stamp of fellow Spaniards Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró. His paintings also evince a fascination for Classical and Renaissance art, clearly visible through his hyper-realistic style and religious symbolism of his later work.
“A true painter is one who can paint extraordinary scenes in the middle of an empty desert. A true painter is one who can patiently paint a pear in the midst of the tumults of history.” Salvador Dalí.