Salvador Dalí Wood Engraving "Ainsi fut créée la Terre"
Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904 – 1989)
Ainsi fut créée la Terre, (Thus Was Earth Created), 1960 – 1964
Wood engraving on BFK Rives (watermarked) paper
French book edition
Heaven Canto 13 from The Divine Comedy suite
Published by Editions d’Art les Heures Claires, Paris
Certificate of authentication included
Albert Field, The Official Catalog of the Graphic Works of Salvador Dalí, page 189 – 200.
Salvador Dalí was born in Figueres, Spain, and is known for his Surrealist and otherworldly compositions. He was encouraged to pursue his artistic inclinations at a young age and in 1922 he enrolled at the Academia de San Fernando in Madrid, Spain. Like many artists during his lifetime, Dalí moved to Paris to collaborate with his contemporaries including Picasso, Magritte, and Miró. Dalí’s body of work is based on his ability to translate his profound understanding of what is just beyond human consciousness into something tangible. Dalí’s extensive oeuvre can be seen in many public collections including the MoMA, New York; the Salvador Dalí Museum, Florida; and the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago among many others.
- Item not examined outside of mounting
- light creases to paper at the lower edge of the sheet; negligible scratches to frame.
- measurements of frame; sheet measures 10.25" W x 13.0" H x 0.1" D; image measures 7.5" W x 9.5" H.