Salvador Dalí, ‘Terpsichore: Muse of the Dance (Monumental-scale)’, 1971, Robin Rile Fine Art
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Salvador Dalí

Terpsichore: Muse of the Dance (Monumental-scale), 1971

Bronze edition of 12
103 9/10 × 55 9/10 × 31 1/2 in
264 × 142 × 80 cm
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Robin Rile Fine Art
Miami

Edition certified by Robert Descharnes and accredited by the Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation in …

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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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Edition certified by Robert Descharnes and accredited by the Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation in Figueras, Spain. Our Muse of Music and Dance seems to be about to take off; we can say that she almost levitates. She was intentionally conceived headless in order to show that she didn’t need of a facial expression or ritual …

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2049 Obra Contemporanea as descended from DALI
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

Terpsichore: Muse of the Dance (Monumental-scale), 1971

Bronze edition of 12
103 9/10 × 55 9/10 × 31 1/2 in
264 × 142 × 80 cm
.
Sold
Location
Miami
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