Salvador Dali - Salvador Dali Tapestry

Piano Under the Snow

Piano Under the Snow | Aubusson Tapestry | 62 in x 85 in

Inspired from Picasso’s “Tauromachie”, these etchings
epitomize Dali’s style with their burlesque touches. Bishops
are seen blessing macabre parades, where the bull ends up
in a grand piano, while a hallucinogenic matador, like a sad
clown, gazes at the audience. Parrots and fish turn into
toreadors, while a burning giraffe, a lion or a statue stand in
the arena. Lastly, a huge monster coming out of a television
set devours the whole scene. A catalan theme revisited by
Picasso, then “dalinized”, the “Surrealist Bullfight” is seen as
a ghoulish, delirious farce.

SKU: M-DALI-106494 Artist: Tags: ,
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.