Salvador Dali - Salvador Dali

Mythology – The Flight and Fall of Icarus

Salvador Dali
Icarus
Suite: Mythology
Dimensions: 30″ x 22″
Medium: Original etching
Edition Number: X/XX on Japon

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.

Provenance:
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 Icarus. The son of inventor Daedalus had wings made of wax and feathers which allowed him to fly. Although his father warned him not to fly too close to the sun in Icarus’ complacency and hubris he flew too high and his wings melted. He then plummeted into the sea where he drowned.

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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.