Salvador Dalí, ‘Madonna of Port Lligat’, 1969, Robin Rile Fine Art
Salvador Dalí, ‘Madonna of Port Lligat’, 1969, Robin Rile Fine Art
Salvador Dalí, ‘Madonna of Port Lligat’, 1969, Robin Rile Fine Art
Salvador Dalí, ‘Madonna of Port Lligat’, 1969, Robin Rile Fine Art

From the Clot Collection of bronzes. This figure is, along with “Christ of Saint John of the Cross”, the best known of Dali’s religious works. The opening in the Virgin’s breast, leads one to imagine the infant Jesus suspended in the air, just as He is portrayed in Dali’s oil of the same title [1950]. With the exception of certain images inspired by the great Italian Renaissance Master, Raphael, the faces of Dali’s Madonnas always represent his wife Gala.

Signature: Signed and numbered in cast

Manufacturer: 2049 Obra Contemporanea for Salvador Dali

Descharnes, Robert & Nicolas "Le Dur et le Mou" catalogue, pg. 171, Ref #432

Private Collection from Dali International, Toronto

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