Salvador Domènec Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marquis de Púbol, also known as Salvador Dali, was a highly-regarded Spanish surrealist painter. His work was and still is often seen as bizarre, but having a lot of meaningful hidden messages. Dali’s artistic skills include film, sculpture, and photography. His vivid imagination was only surpassed by his success, while his eccentric personality often drew more attention than his actual work. He was born on in May 11 1904 and passed away in January 23, 1989. There is much to tell about the man who pushed surrealism to another level of understanding, especially on canvas, but our story stops here to give way to our list of ten Salvador Dali prints.
10. The Temptation of St. Anthony
Dali’s Temptation of St. Anthony was created on medium weight cover stock. The high-quality reproduction is coated with a silk finish meant to protect the inks; in addition, it creates an overall elegant look. You can buy it for about $40.
9. Person at the window
In “Person at the Window,” Dali depicted his younger sister, Ana Maria as she’s looking at the Bay of Cadaqués. The reproduction is expressed by subdued colors emanating a warm feeling of peacefulness, an uncommon feature for his kind of work. Ana Maria was Dali’s sole female model, at least until his wife, Gala, came into play in 1929. The price for this print can reach $35.
8. The Elephants
This art print is produced on Forest Stewardship Council certified paper, using both soy-based inks and post-consumer/sustainably sourced paper. The elephant is a recurring image in Dali’s works. Its first appearance was noted in 1944’s work “Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Pomegranate a Second Before Awakening”.
7. The Hallucinogenic Toreador
The Hallucinogenic Toreador (1968–1970) was created in 1970, a piece of art that followed Dali’s canons of surrealist thought. The poster features sharply clean images, along with a high degree of color accuracy. It measures 24 x 36 inches.
6. Swans Reflecting Elephants
Salvador Dali tendency to merge hallucination visions with reality made him create the iconic Critical-Paranoiac style. The “Swans Reflecting Elephants,” is a quintessential surrealist painting in which mirror images of delicate swans and majestic elephants transform into one another. By creating a spectrum of imagery from fanciful to nightmarish, Dali scrutinized the Freud’s works, along with art magazines devoted to Cubism, Futurism, and metaphysical works.
5. Cinquenta, Tigre Real
Each of the fifty panels comprising the Tigre Real is a separate, abstract painting that bears a plethora of meanings. From two yards away the painting displays three Lenins, masquerading as Chinese; six yards away, the painting forms the head of a royal tiger.
4. Galatea of the Spheres
Our number four in the list of Salvador Dali prints is Dali’s vision of Gala Dali – his wife and muse, formed as a whole by a series of spheres. The name Galatea refers to a sea nymph of Classical mythology known for her virtue. It may also refer to the statue beloved by its creator, Pygmalion.
3. Soft Watch
The clock is yet another hallmark symbol ever-present in Dali’s works. Iconic melting watches and insects with a background of the Spanish coastline created the famous “Soft Watch at the Moment of First Explosion.” Dali created a study of disintegration, making reference to the over-use of atomic weapons. Here we can see the impact of Sigmund Freud’s theories regarding dreams and the subconscious on Dali. The print comes in four sizes (12″ x 9,5″, 19,5″ x 16″, and 31,5″ x 28″) varying from $9 (the smallest) to $29.99 (the largest).
2. The Persistence Of Memory
The Persistence of Memory was painted in 1931, and is one of his most famous and easily recognized works. The painting highlights Dalí’s theory of “softness” and “hardness”, a central theme persisting in his thought at the time. The print’s price is just $20 at a size of 31.5″ x 23.5″.
1. Reminescence Archeologique de l’Angelus de Millet
The painting’s scene is surreal, depicting human-like rock formations casting shadows on a desert landscape. It is yet another testimony of Dali’s infinite imagination and skill to combine reality with imagination. At a size of maximum 27.5 x 20 inches the price for this last print after Dali’s work is $17.99.
What is your favorite painting by Salvador Dali?