Salvador Dali Pegasus

Mythology – Pegasus

From the Mythology Suite
Dimensions: 22″ x 30″
Medium: Etching on Japon
Edition Number: #XIII/XX

16 mixed media prints incorporating engraving and drypoint
etching, with hand coloring, 22 x 30 inches. Published between
1963 – 1965. Edition size: 150 signed and numbered examples on
Arches and 120 on Japanese paper.

Dali illustrated Mythology by drawing very closely upon the symbolism of the ancient Greek legends. Using what he called “hazard objectif” (meaning manifestation by chance), he would often start with an abstract smudge created in a single motion. Here he is depicting Pegasus, one of mythology’s most recognizable creatures. Pegasus was a winged stallion and son of Poseidon, born of the Gorgon Medusa. Poseidon is best known as the god of the sea but is also the god of horses.

SKU: M-DALI-106288 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.