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Salvador Dalí

Before You Came Out From The Womb I Sanctified You, 1967

Original colored lithograph on heavy rag paper
19 × 13 3/4 in
48.3 × 34.9 cm
$1,000 - 2,500
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The imagery and coloring give this print an eerie quality. The print is based on a section from the …

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The imagery and coloring give this print an eerie quality. The print is based on a section from the Book of Jeremiah. In the center of the image, a woman holds her child. Above her floats a moth-like creature, a reference to birth and transformation. The wings of the insect also form eyes watching over the mother and …

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Signed in the plate, lower right
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From the Biblia Sacra Suite: the largest suite of prints ever produced by Salvador Dali
Publisher
Rizzoli of Milan, Italy
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Salvador Dalí
Spanish, 1904–1989
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Salvador Dalí was a leading proponent of Surrealism, the 20-century avant-garde movement that sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious through strange, dream-like imagery. “Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision,” he said. Dalí is specially credited with the innovation of “paranoia-criticism,” a philosophy of art making he defined as “irrational understanding based on the interpretive-critical association of delirious phenomena.” In addition to meticulously painting fantastic compositions, such as The Accommodations of Desire (1929) and the melting clocks in his famed The Persistence of Memory (1931), Dalí was a prolific writer and early filmmaker, and cultivated an eccentric public persona with his flamboyant mustache, pet ocelot, and outlandish behavior and quips.

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About the work
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The imagery and coloring give this print an eerie quality. The print is based on a section from the …

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The imagery and coloring give this print an eerie quality. The print is based on a section from the Book of Jeremiah. In the center of the image, a woman holds her child. Above her floats a moth-like creature, a reference to birth and transformation. The wings of the insect also form eyes watching over the mother and …

Read more
Medium
Print
Signature
Signed in the plate, lower right
Series
From the Biblia Sacra Suite: the largest suite of prints ever produced by Salvador Dali
Publisher
Rizzoli of Milan, Italy
Price ranges of medium-sized prints by Salvador Dalí
Learn more
More info
Browse works in this category
$2,200–$2,750
This work
$0
$11,550+
Salvador Dalí
Spanish, 1904–1989
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Salvador Dalí was a leading proponent of Surrealism, the 20-century avant-garde movement that sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious through strange, dream-like imagery. “Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision,” he said. Dalí is specially credited with the innovation of “paranoia-criticism,” a philosophy of art making he defined as “irrational understanding based on the interpretive-critical association of delirious phenomena.” In addition to meticulously painting fantastic compositions, such as The Accommodations of Desire (1929) and the melting clocks in his famed The Persistence of Memory (1931), Dalí was a prolific writer and early filmmaker, and cultivated an eccentric public persona with his flamboyant mustache, pet ocelot, and outlandish behavior and quips.

Salvador Dalí

Before You Came Out From The Womb I Sanctified You, 1967

Original colored lithograph on heavy rag paper
19 × 13 3/4 in
48.3 × 34.9 cm
$1,000 - 2,500
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