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Salvador Dalí

The Taking Down From The Cross, 1967

Original colored lithograph on heavy rag paper
19 × 13 3/4 in
48.3 × 34.9 cm
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Dali conveys the emotional intensity of the moment with limited details and compositional elements. …

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Dali conveys the emotional intensity of the moment with limited details and compositional elements. Dali portrays Joseph and Nicodemus removing Jesus from the cross while Mary mourns her son's death. The artist uses color and gesture to illustrate the sorrow felt after Jesus's death.

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Print
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Signed in the plate, lower center
Series
From the Biblia Sacra Suite: the largest suite of prints ever produced by Salvador Dali
Publisher
Rizzoli of Milan, Italy
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. “Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure,” he once said. “That of being Salvador Dalí.”

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Dali conveys the emotional intensity of the moment with limited details and compositional elements. …

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Dali conveys the emotional intensity of the moment with limited details and compositional elements. Dali portrays Joseph and Nicodemus removing Jesus from the cross while Mary mourns her son's death. The artist uses color and gesture to illustrate the sorrow felt after Jesus's death.

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed in the plate, lower center
Series
From the Biblia Sacra Suite: the largest suite of prints ever produced by Salvador Dali
Publisher
Rizzoli of Milan, Italy
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. “Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure,” he once said. “That of being Salvador Dalí.”

Salvador Dalí

The Taking Down From The Cross, 1967

Original colored lithograph on heavy rag paper
19 × 13 3/4 in
48.3 × 34.9 cm
Sold
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