Mythology – Neptune
Mythology – Neptune | Etching | #X/XX
Dimensions: 30″ x 22″
Medium: Original etching
Edition Number: # X/XX
Tirage: Suite of 16 original mixed media prints using
engraving and drypoint, with hand-coloring.
Completed between 1963 – 1965. Numbered 1 – 150
on Arches and I – XX EA and I – C on Japanese paper.
Triad Art Group
Jean Christophe Argillet, by succession
Musee du Surréalisme, Melun, France
Pierre & Genevieve Argillet, Publishers
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 a story
of Neptune. The Roman god of the sea and horses who
was one of three primary gods, the equivalent of the
Greek god Poseidon.
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.