This fine art print was made in Italy. The detailed proofing process and standardized printing plates of offset lithography ensure this print reproduction maintains vivid colors and faithfulness to the original work of art. 

 

Note: These amazing prints were in storage for decades, only to be rediscovered this year. There were about 10 of each of these unique posters, so once they are sold out, we are unable to "restock" them. 

 

To be explicitly clear, these are high-quality "prints" or "posters" of Salvador Dalí's original artwork. These are authorized reproductions by Teatre-Museu Dalí, Figueres. 

 

Large: 27.5" x 19.5"  -  Price: $175

Small: 24" x 12" -  Price: $90

Apparition of Face and Fruit Dish on a Beach

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  • The painting is dominated by a depiction of brown-skinned pears with the eponymous footed silver fruit bowl, which somewhat resembles a wine glass (specifically a coupe). A deliberately created optical illusion of the eponymous human face (a face which would reappear in one of Dalí's later works, The Endless Enigma) occupies the same space as the dish; the fruits suggest wavy hair, the dish's bowl becomes the forehead, the stem of the dish serves as the bridge of the nose, and the dish's foot doubles as the chin. The eyes of the large face, however, are formed by background objects lying on the sand at the edge of the strand — deeper in the image — rather than sharing form with the fruit dish. The face's right eye is what appears to be a shell, and the face's left eye a piece of a ship or boat.

     

    In the middle ground of the scene, where the sand of the beach appears to end, a small version of the fruit dish can be seen on the ground with several pears scattered near it, all to the same scale as the only embodied human figures depicted in the painting. A second iteration of the face appears further in the distance, just to the right of the elbow of the nude male figure; in the same area of the painting, two dogs are playing along a path in the distance. One of those dogs is itself an echo of the immense, illusionary figure of a dog which stretches from the left to the right margin of the painting, with the dog's collar formed by a multi-arched bridge or aqueduct in the landscape beyond. This repetition of shapes is a frequent motif in Dalí's surrealist works.

  • Flamboyant and groundbreaking Spanish artist Salvador Dalí is considered one of the 20th century’s greatest artists. An icon of the Surrealist movement his blend of eccentric perspectives and controversial influences resulted in wildly imaginative, unforgettable dreamscapes that are uniquely Dali. Inspired by Freud, Dali accessed his subconscious to create more intense artistic expression. Creatively prolific, he produced 1,500 paintings, along with sculptures, lithographs, etchings, drawings, films, clothing and jewelry.

 

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