Salvador Dali Pegasus

Mythology – Pegasus

Salvador Dali
Pegasus
From the Mythology Suite
Image Size: 22″ x 30″
Impression XIII/XX on Japon

Dali illustrated Mythology by drawing very closely upon the
symbolism of the ancient Greek legends. Using what he called
“hazard objectif” (the meaningful manifestation of chance), he
would often start with an abstract smudge, created in a single
motion. When Dali worked on these plates, he experimented with
all kinds of unusual tools like chisels, nails or wheels. For the
“Medusa”, he imprinted onto the copper plate a real octopus
immersed in acid.

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.

Ref. #6288

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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.