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
Archeological Reminiscence of Millet's Angelus
Dali visualized the Angelus couple from the painting by Jean-François Millet. As a result of his memories, Dalí paints the figures as ancient towers on the moonlit Ampurdan plain, an atmosphere charged with an eerie, prehistoric quality. In his essay on Millet’s work, Dalí uses a postcard to illustrate how the bowing figures reminded him of the monoliths (menhirs) he saw in parts of Catalonia.
Dalí paints the female slightly taller than the male, with her features resembling a praying mantis. In his analysis of the painting’s latent meaning, Dalí felt that the female was not only the dominant partner, but also posed a sexual threat to the male, associating her with a female praying mantis. This alludes to Dalí’s assertion that Millet’s painting represents sexual repression, male fear and impotence, and in his work Dalí has updated the popular 19th century Symbolist tradition of the femme fatale into a Surrealist context, extending the message of the implicit dangers of female sensuality.
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.