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: 31.5" x 23.5" - Price: $175
Small: 24" x 12" - Price: $90
Elephants, along with melting clocks, are the two best known objects from Dali's Surrealist periods. Dali made use of elephants on several occasions, with their inclusion in this painting best known for their elongated limbs.
Closer attention also reveals that the animals are carrying heavy obelisks on the backs, and these are believed to have been inspired by the work of Gian Lorenzo Bernini. This Italian had produced sculpture base in Rome where an elephant carrys an ancient obelisk.
The vibrant background continues inspiration from the Catalonian countryside, as seen also in Persistence of Memory and Rose Meditative.
The surrealist elements in this painting refer to the balance between the splindly legs of the elephant, and the huge weight that they appear to be carrying, along with the additions of the obelisks.
It is only this painting that actually makes the elephants the only key focus of the work, with them used as part of much busier compositions in the other surrealist canvases mentioned here. Sadly, this painting is currently part of a private collection but many of the other forty Surrealistic paintings by Salvador Dalí are more easily accessible.
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.