Memories of Surrealism - Salvador Dalí
As Modern Master of the Surreal Arts, Salvador Dali’s works continually challenges convention by questioning the antithesis of surrealism, our normal sense of the “real". Surrealism’s objective was to make accessible to art the realms of the unconscious, irrational and imaginary. An expansive movement that extended beyond the canvas, Surrealism embraced literature, music, cinema, philosophy and popular culture. Created in 1971, the suite ‘Memories of Surrealism’, consists of 12 hand-signed etching with photolith, printed in colors. This suite is the quintessential example of Dalinian symbolism and surrealism. Included in these works are crutches, clocks, butterflies, Gala and Dali himself; all important symbols that describe Dali's artistic progress.
Perhaps more than in any other portfolio created by the artist, ‘Memories of Surrealism’ provides a glimpse into the most creative corners of Dali's eccentric mind.