Salvador Dalí, ‘They Will All Come From Saba’, 1967, Baterbys Art Gallery
Salvador Dalí, ‘They Will All Come From Saba’, 1967, Baterbys Art Gallery

The illustration is based on biblical verses discussing God's intent to create a peaceful nation open to all peoples. Dali uses his typical abbreviated style of painting to show people travelling to reach the Promised Land. Instead of camels for transportation, Dali depicts elephants with long legs touching the earth. These stretched out, but still grounded elephants symbolize men restrained to the earth, but striving to reach a higher power. Dali's choice of a rainbow palette distinguishes this work from others in the series and adds an element of wonder.

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

Signature: Signed in the plate, upper and lower left

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