Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) was one of our greatest modern artists and an icon of surrealism. Dalí's fantastic expression in paintings, sculptures, films and writings helped to cement the identity of Surrealism. Drawing inspiration from Freud's psychoanalysis, Einstein's theory of relativity, impressionism and Renaissance painting, Dalí rendered symbolist, fantastical creatures and landscapes. Few artists have had such a peculiar universe as Salvador Dalí, where an imaginative mix of madness executed with technical perfection and precision reigns. His painting "The Persistence of Memory" from 1931 is one of the most famous works of art of all time. Dalí lived as he created - in constant movement, in search of immortality.
Religious images fascinated and captivated Dalí throughout his life. For Dalí, angels expressed grace, nobility and light. Dalí once said "nothing is more stimulating than the idea of an angel!". The face and trumpet in the sculpture reflect the Cubist style of Pablo Picasso whom Dalí admired. From the 1940s, when Dalí began to weave strong religious themes into his artwork, angels often appear in the works. Dalí rejected his family's Catholicism early in life only to re-embrace it in later years. For Dalí, angels represented divine awareness, purity, protection and enlightenment. The main element of the sculpture is the trumpet that connects heaven and earth, bringing with it and reflecting divine light. The angel's wings are in perfect equilibrium, an expression of Dalí's obsession with geometric precision. This sculpture embodies Dalí's idea of heavenly achievement and aspiration.
Size: Height 51 cm
Technique: Sculpture, lost wax
Caster: Perseo, Switzerland
Year: Created by Dalí in 1971 and the first work in the series was cast in 1984.
Signed and numbered. Certificates from The Dalí Universe and Perseo accompany the sculpture.
Estimated delivery time 6-8 weeks.