Salvador Dalí:
Picture "The Meditative Rose" (1958), framed
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Picture "The Meditative Rose" (1958), framed
Salvador Dalí:
Picture "The Meditative Rose" (1958), framed

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ars mundi Exclusive Edition | reproduction, Giclée print on canvas | artist's varnish | on stretcher frame | framed | Size 72 x 61 cm (h/w)

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Picture "The Meditative Rose" (1958), framed
Salvador Dalí: Picture "The Meditative Rose" (1958), framed

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Picture "The Meditative Rose" (1958), framed

Dalí liked to take up ancient mythological contexts for his paintings. In Greek mythology, the goddess of love, Aphrodite, was born with a white rose bush from the foam of the sea. The rose only acquired its red colour through Aphrodite's adultery with the beautiful Adonis. On the way to her dying lover, Aphrodite stepped into rose thorns and stained the white roses red with her blood. Thus, the white rose stands for the purity of love, while the red rose symbolises desire and passion. But the symbol of the rose stands for love and secrecy. "Sub rosa" ("under the rose") is what people said in the Middle Ages to say something in secret. Thus the rose became the sign of secret societies and enigma - so it is no coincidence that the rose hovers over Dalí's world...
Original: Mr and Mrs Arnold Grant Collection, New York.

High-quality reproduction in the Fine Art Giclée process, worked by hand on artist's canvas made of 100% cotton and stretched traditionally on a real wooden stretcher frame like an original painting. The surface of the motif is characterised by a fine canvas structure that can be felt and seen, which has been sealed by hand with varnish. A noble solid wood frame completes the sophisticated overall appearance. Size 72 x 61 cm (h/w). Exclusively at ars mundi.

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Portrait of the artist Salvador Dalí

About Salvador Dalí

1904-1989 - Artist of the century from Spain, the main representative of Surrealism

His provocations shocked the art world, his visions thrilled the crowds. Salvador Dalí was undoubtedly one of the most enigmatic personalities in art history. Whether as a painter, graphic artist, illustrator, sculptor, stage director or writer - Dalí always broke new ground and set standards for existing and future generations.

For Salvador Dalí, painting is the visualisation of his imagination, which is stimulated by a reality he has created himself. For him, dreams and hallucinations are the real world. The subject matter of his works is characterised by constant self-exploration and the influence of Freud's psychoanalysis.

The main representative of Verist surrealism began his training at the Madrid Academy but was expelled from it for his rebellious behaviour. However, he continued to study the paintings of old masters, whose motifs can be found in his own works. His early work was influenced by Cubism and Italian Futurism.

Through Miró's mediation, he joined the Surrealist circle in 1928. There he met Gala, the muse of the Surrealists. She became his partner and the model for numerous paintings.

The versatile artist was not only concerned with painting and sculpture but also with film. Together with Buñuel, he made the short film "Un Chien Andalou" (An Andalusian Dog) in 1929. His first book followed a year later, in which he explained his "paranoiac-critical method".

In 1940, Dalí went to the USA for eight years and worked there mainly in the fashion and advertising industries. Returning to Spain, he professed Catholicism and added more and more religious and mythological themes to his work.

The bizarre forms and figures in his paintings often deviate from reality and are combined with absurd combinations of objects to create a fantastic dream world. Yet despite all this, they possess an astonishing realism. For Salvador Dalí, an essential element of his art and his behaviour was staged provocation.