Salvador Dalí, ‘The Creation Of Earthly And Sea Animals’, 1967, Baterbys Art Gallery
Salvador Dalí, ‘The Creation Of Earthly And Sea Animals’, 1967, Baterbys Art Gallery

This work shows God creating and blessing the creatures of the earth. The rich dripping blue paint surrounding God contrasts with the more arid depiction of the landscape below. Dali clearly conveys the power and dominion of God.

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

Signature: Signed in the plate, upper center

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