Salvador Dalí, ‘Trajan on horseback’, 1974, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Salvador Dalí, ‘Trajan on horseback’, 1974, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Salvador Dalí, ‘Trajan on horseback’, 1974, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Salvador Dalí, ‘Trajan on horseback’, 1974, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Salvador Dalí, ‘Trajan on horseback’, 1974, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Salvador Dalí, ‘Trajan on horseback’, 1974, Fairhead Fine Art Limited

This sculpture by Surrealist master Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989) depicts the artist's vision of Marcus Ulpius Trajan mounted on a sleek warhorse, with the staff of command in his right hand and wearing a crown of laurels. Trajan rides slowly and silently towards his destiny to reign as a just and noble Emperor of Rome.
Large sculptures of this same subject were also made by Bonvicini Foundry
Published by: Dalesart. S.L/Juan Javier Bofill, Collection Barcelona.

Signature: signed in the bronze

Manufacturer: Art Bronzes, San Leandro, California.

See “Sculptures and objects : Dali - the Hard and the Soft - by Robert and Nicolas Descharnes. Page 201 - Reference 446

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