Salvador Dalí, ‘BIBLIA SACRA: Dali & His Bible’, 2017, Baterbys Art Gallery
Salvador Dalí, ‘BIBLIA SACRA: Dali & His Bible’, 2017, Baterbys Art Gallery

This comprehensive book explains the meanings behind Salvador Dali's Biblia Sacra prints. Religious and artistic interpretations accompany high-quality reproductions of each of the prints. The book also contextualizes the lithographs within the context of overarching themes and influences in Dali’s work. Almost a decades worth of research including interviews and translations went into the making of this book. Both the Dali expert and novice will enjoy learning about this unique body of work.

Biblia Sacra: Dali & His Bible - Baterbys Art Gallery (Nov. 2017 - Jan. 2018)

About Salvador Dalí

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. “Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure,” he once said. “That of being Salvador Dalí.”

Spanish, 1904-1989, Figueres, Spain