Salvador Dalí, ‘I Am The Lord Your God’, 1967, Baterbys Art Gallery
Salvador Dalí, ‘I Am The Lord Your God’, 1967, Baterbys Art Gallery

There are many figures and symbols within this exquisitely colored image. In the center, Moses is shown holding a tablet containing the Ten Commandments. Dali plays off of a mistranslation of the bible and portrays Moses with horns. A crowd of people are gathered below Moses to hear him proclaim the word of God. In the bottom right, there is an animal which may represent the golden calf the Israelites worshiped in Moses's absence.

Series: From the Biblia Sacra Suite: the largest suite of prints ever produced by Salvador Dali

Signature: Signed in the plate, upper right

Publisher: Rizzoli of Milan, Italy

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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