Wood engraving in color after a watercolor on wove paper. Blindstamp of the editor, Jean Estrade, lower right margin. One of 100 wood engravings from the "Divine Comedy" series published in 1960 by Les Heures Claires, Paris. From the collection of the editor. The 101 wood engravings from the'Divine Comedy' were executed over a 14 year period from 1951 to 1964.From 1951 to 1960, Dali painted 101 watercolors which were used as studies for the wood engravings. From 1960 to 1964, Raymond Jacquet created more than 3,000 wood blocks which were necessary for the complete Divine Comedy'' with the participation and final approval of Salvador Dali for each of the 101 engravings. Pre-owned, Excellent condition, no fading or yellowing, vibrant colors. Image size: 10 1/8' x 7 1/4.
Framed size: 13.5"W x 16.5"H. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. For additional verification from Wentworth Gallery. This is a unique opportunity to own a piece of Dali's reinterpretation of Dante's epic, rendered in the surrealist master's distinctive and flamboyant style. "Cerberus Inferno 6" presents Dali's vision of Cerberus, the multi-headed dog guarding the gates of Hades in Greek mythology, as depicted in Dante's "Inferno".
This piece is imbued with Dali's signature surrealistic elements - the distortion of forms, the fluidity of shapes, and the use of bold, vivid colors that give the artwork an otherworldly aura. The piece is in excellent condition, with Dali's palette of colors just as vibrant as when first created. "Cerberus Inferno 6" offers a rare glimpse into Dali's imaginative mind, his fascination with mythology, and his unconventional approach to visualizing literary works. The engraving comes with a certificate of authenticity, further guaranteeing its provenance and establishing its value as a worthwhile investment for art collectors. Born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain, Dali is best known for his distinctive style and dreamlike, symbolic images.His expansive artistic repertoire encompassed painting, graphic arts, film, sculpture, design and photography, amongst other mediums. His most iconic work, The Persistence of Memory (1931), with its melting clocks, showcases his exploration of subconscious imagery and the irrationality of the dream state. Dali was also known for his eccentric public persona and his flair for self-promotion, which earned him equal parts fame and notoriety. Today, Dali's works are highly sought after by collectors and displayed in museums around the world, testifying to his enduring influence in the art world.