Apollinaire Woman at the Fountain
Woman at the Fountain
Dimensions: 15″ x 11″
Medium: Original etching reworked in drypoint
Edition Number: 64/145 on Japon
Tirage: Suite of 18 original drypoint etchings published in 1967. 10
of which are 15 x 11 inches. Numbered 1 – 150 on Arches, and 1 – 145
on Japanese paper.
Triad Art Group
Jean Christophe Argillet, by succession
Musee du Surréalisme, Melun, France
Pierre & Genevieve Argillet, Publishers64/145
“Woman at the Fountain” comes from the Secret Poems by Apollinaire series. Seeing in the plates a correlation with the 1914-1918 war, Pierre Argillet suggested that Dali Illustrate instead the “Secret Poems” by Apollinaire. The series took an unconventional, Surrealist turn, with compositions like “Woman with Snail,” “Woman with Fountain” which is covered by giant ants, and “Woman with Guitar,” who ends up devouring the guitar.
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.