Salvador Dali - Transfiguration
Spanish (1904 – 1989)
Salvador Dali Transfiguration, 1973
The Salvador Dali Transfiguration etching was published in 1970. Parsifal Verlag/deFrancony, Basel published the etching in 1973. Also, Rigal did the engraving. Accordingly, the total tirage is 430. As a result, there are 150 on BFK Rives. The numbering is 1 – 150. There are 100 on Auvergne. As a rule, the numbering is 1 – 100. There are L (50) on japon The numbering is I/L – L/L. This etching is printed on japon. Salvador Dali signed the etching. The etching is numbered XLVII/L. The size of the image is 22 1/2 x 15 3/4.” The size of the sheet is ~1/4 x 22 1/4″. The etching is in very good condition. Finally, it is clean with no damage. This is a fine example of this etching.
This is Background Information
Salvador Dalí was a leading proponent of Surrealism. This is a 20-century avant-garde movement. It uses the potential of the creative unconscious. This is done through strange, dream-like imagery. Dali said “Surrealism is destructive. It destroys only what it considers to be shackles which limit our vision.” Dalí is credited with the innovation of “paranoia-criticism.”
He meticulously painted fantastic compositions. The Accommodations of Desire is one example. This was painted in 1929. The Persistence of Memory is another example. This was painted in 1931. It is an example of his famed melting clocks.
Dalí was a prolific writer. Also, he was an early filmmaker. He had a flamboyant mustache. This cultivated an eccentric public persona. Further, he had a pet ocelot. He had outlandish behavior and quips. As an example, he said “Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure.” The pleasure was “That of being Salvador Dalí.”
Here are Details
Field catalogues this etchings as 73 – 16. Lopsinger catalogues the etching as 566. There are different color variants.
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