Salvador Dalí, ‘Illustration from "Tristan and Isolde"’, 1969, Wallector

Hand signed. Edition of 25 prints in Roman Numerals.
One of the 21 illustrations realised by Salvador Dalì for the print suite of "Tristan and Isolde", published in 1969. Rare and in near perfect conditions, with very fresh and bright impression.
Dali here shows and illustrates in graphics one of his many interpretations of the story of Tristan and Isolde, a very popular 12th century tale of romance and tragedy represented in literature, music and art in many different variations of the same plot.

Editor : Fontenay-aux-Roses, Atelier Rigal, Wucua e Grafica Contemporanea
Image Dimensions : 40 x 27 cm

Series: "Tristan and Isolde"

Signature: Hand signed.

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