condition: like new size / dimensions: 16 inches wide by 20 inches tall
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"Gli Angeli dell'Empireo" ("The Angels of the Empyrean"), watercolor illustration by Salvador Dali from "The Divine Comedy", Volume 6, "Paradiso" Canto XXXI. Matted with glass facing in aluminum frame, and ... signed by the artist!
Salvador Dalí (11 May 1904 -- 23 January 1989), was a prominent Spanish surrealist painter born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain. Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. Dalí's expansive artistic repertoire included film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media.
Dalí attributed his "love of everything that is gilded and excessive, my passion for luxury and my love of oriental clothes" to an "Arab lineage", claiming that his ancestors were descended from the Moors. Dalí was highly imaginative, and also enjoyed indulging in unusual and grandiose behavior. His eccentric manner and attention-grabbing public actions sometimes drew more attention than his artwork, to the dismay of those who held his work in high esteem, and to the irritation of his critics.
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