Dali Christ St. John of the Cross Bas Relief Sculpture
Salvador Domènec Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marquis de Púbol .May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989., known as Salvador Dalí was a prominent Spanish surrealist painter born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain.
Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters His best-known work, The Persistence of Memory, was completed in 1931. Dalí`s expansive artistic repertoire includes film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media.
Dalí was highly imaginative, and also had an affinity for partaking in unusual and grandiose behavior. His eccentric manner and attention-grabbing public actions sometimes drew more attention than his artwork to the dismay of those who held his work in high esteem and to the irritation of his critics.
Artist: Dali, Salvador
Title: Christ St. John of the Cross Bas Relief Sculpture
Edition: I 165/195
Sculpture Foundry Mark: Etched signature and number
This piece is a distinctly Daalian creation, rendering traditional subject matter in 20th century form. this series was created before Dali became ill in the early 80s. This relief is based on his famous painting
“Christ of Saint John of the Cross” It gives a symbolic representation of the the Resurrection.
The central figure of Christ is portrayed as a stylized figure ascending into Heaven for the ultimate reward of life eternal.
Above the head and halo is enscribred I.N.R.I. According to scripture these letters are short for the Latin Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum .Jesus of Naxarath, King of the Jews. Other elements include the Boat of Salvation and to the right a humble peasant fisherman leading a small child.