(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...
Florals | Dali
In 1972 Dali created the imaginative Surrealistic Florals, a 15 piece portfolio of hand-signed and numbered lithographs with original etching. A longtime collector of scientific books and rare illustrations from cabinets of curiosities, Dali recreates some of his favorite flowers by uniting them with familiar symbols seen throughout much of his work. Dali's clever play-on-words is seen in this suite with two lips growing from tulips and eyes bulging from an iris blossom.