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Lithograph by Salvador Dali on heavy wove paper from the very rare Biblia Sacra suite portfolio (Rizzoli Mediolani 1967-1969) signed. This piece was originally housed loose (unbound) in the portfolio. A rare complete Biblia Sacra portfolio was sold by ChristieÕs for approx. $82,000 USD in 2012.
An in-house certificate of authenticity is provided; guaranteed as described. This beautiful work is in excellent age appropriate condition and is professionally gallery framed. The dimensions are approx 19 x 13.25 inches.
TheÊBiblia SacraÊwatercolors were produced by Master ArtistÊSalvador DaliÊas illustrations for a new edition of the Bible.ÊDr. Giuseppe Albaretto, a devout man and DaliÕs friend and patron, had great faith and dedication to the Catholic Church. It was this faith and dedication that lead him, in 1963, to commission Salvador Dali to create the illustrations.
Dr. Albaretto knew that the project would require Dali to study the Bible, and he hoped this would bring his artist friend back to God. From this commission came the Biblia Sacra, as series of surreal depictions of key themes from the Bible. TheÊBiblia SacraÊsuite consists of 105 color mixed-technique lithographs after 105 watercolor paintings created by Dali between 1963 and 1964.
Salvador Dali (May 11, 1904 Ð January 23, 1989 Spain) 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 withÊLuis Bu–uelÊandÊAlfred Hitchcock. Dal’ 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 SpaniardsÊPablo PicassoÊandÊJoan Mir—. 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.
Dal’ epitomized the idea that life is the greatest form of art and he mined his with such relentless passion, purity of mission and diehard commitment to exploring and honing his various interests and crafts that it is impossible to ignore his groundbreaking impact on the art world.