Original Wood Block Print from the "Divine Comedy" a series of Salvador Dali artworks based on the work of literature by Dante "The Divine Comedy." Wood block prints are the oldest form of printmaking and an incredibly labor intensive process. A separate block must be carved for each color used in the artwork, so these artworks required multiple artisans to assist Dali in bringing his works to life.
Medium: Wood Cut
Paper Size: 10 ¼ x 13
Framed Size: 16" x 20"
Publisher: Les Heures Claires - 1963Frame: This item is sold framed. Since it has been previously displayed the frame may have minor imperfections. Please contact us for a detailed condition report.
Salvador Dali was born in Spain, 1904, and from an early age was encouraged to practice his art by both parents. After studying at an academy in Madrid, Dali traveled to Paris where he began working with master artists such as Pablo Picasso, Magritte, and Joan Miro eventually leading him to his first Surrealist phase. During that time, he was also working with styles of Impressionism, Cubism and Futurism. Dali's paintings became known to express three general themes; man's universe and sensations, sexual symbolism and ideographic imagery. One of his most famous works produced at the time, The Persistence of Memory might also be one of the best-known pieces of Surrealist work. After being expelled from the Surrealist movement for his political stances, Dali shifted into a different style he often called his period of Nuclear Mysticism. Although his health is what eventually stopped him from creating, Salvador Dali lives on through his artwork that can be seen featured all over the world.