Salvador Dali - Salvador Dali Petit Nus d'Apollinaire
Salvador Dali Petit Nus d'Apollinaire

Petits Nus Apollinaire 5

Petits Nus d’ Apollinaire 5
Medium: Etching on Japon
Edition Number: #8/95

Suite of 18 original etchings reworked in drypoint of which 10 are 15
x 11 inches and 8 are vignettes. Published in 1967. There was also a
separate edition of 145 on Japanese paper, with watercolor. The
vignettes were published in separate edition titled “Petits Nus
d’Apollinaire” in an edition of 95.

Dalí’s initial plan was to illustrate a number of songs by Georges
Brassens, shown with his guitar on the first etchings, who is singing is
passion about the feminine body. However, the singer’s agent
recommended so many changes, that Dalí decided to shift theme.
Seeing in the plates a correlation with the 1914-1918 war, Pierre
Argillet suggested that Dalí illustrate instead the “Poèmes Secrets”
by Apollinaire.

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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.