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Liquid and Gaseous Television

Liquid and Gaseous Television
Dimensions: 30 x 22″
Medium: Mixed Media
Edition Number: #144/250

“‘The liquid and gaseous Television’ utilizes the phenomena of watered patterns, of phosphorescence, of iridescence in emulsions which are capable of refracting light. Hence, by means of chemistry, we can introduce liquids to gaseous surfaces. Thus it becomes capable of receiving holographic reconstructions. This is the future of television. No physical medium is required, merely liquids and gasses. With this invention, it is possible to project in the heavens gigantic images-perhaps Mae West-for all people to see.’ Defying the laws of physics to create new visual phenomena is a central theme in Dalí’s imagined future. In this image, floating phosphorescent liquids cascade in front of the engrossed reptilian viewer and then congeal in the far right to form a miniature reproduction of Dalí’s earlier collage ‘Face of Mae West (Useable as a Surrealist apartment)’ (1934-1935). “

SKU: M-DALI-10029 Artist: Tag:
Nicole Wolff
Gallery Director

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.