Salvador Dali - Salvador Dali

Individual – The Christ Sepia

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“The Christ Sepia” etching is one that speaks to Dali’s interest in what he called “nuclear mysticism.” His parents were devout Catholics and he was raised Catholic but the lines of his religious beliefs remained blurred up until his death. He was however, deeply interested in science and what is unknown or unseen. By combining his interest in science with religious themes he coined his term “nuclear mysticism.” He also believed that math and science helped explain the existence of god, particularly with the breaking down of objects to a cellular or atomic level. Within the Argillet collection there are examples of religious explorations in “The Christ Sepia”, “Pieta”, and “Saint Anne.”


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Salvador Dalí was born on May 11, 1904, in Figueres, Spain. From an early age Dalí was encouraged to practice his art, and he would eventually go on to study at an academy in Madrid. In the 1920s, he went to Paris and began interacting with artists such as Picasso, Magritte and Miró, which led to Dalí's first Surrealist phase. He is perhaps best known for his 1931 painting The Persistence of Memory, showing melting clocks in a landscape setting. Dalí died in Figueres in 1989.