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Salvador Dalí

The Dreamer: History of Don Quixote Suite , 1981

Etching and aquatint with hand colouring.
15 3/4 × 17 1/2 in
40 × 44.5 cm
Edition of 172/300
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Location
Houston
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About the work
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Print
Signature
Signed in pencil, lower margins.
Series
Don Juan Quixote.
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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About the work
Medium
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Signature
Signed in pencil, lower margins.
Series
Don Juan Quixote.
Salvador Dalí
Spanish, 1904–1989
Follow

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

The Dreamer: History of Don Quixote Suite , 1981

Etching and aquatint with hand colouring.
15 3/4 × 17 1/2 in
40 × 44.5 cm
Edition of 172/300
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
Location
Houston
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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