About the Art
This is an original color lithograph from Dali’s Biblia Sacra suite, a collection of 105 images illustrating biblical passages. Each work represents Dali’s unique interpretation of the Bible. In these works he uses a unique artistic process called “bulletism” where ink is shot onto the canvas creating an ink blot effect. The lithographs were commissioned by Guiseppe Albaretto, a good friend of Dali who was also a leading patron of his work. Albaretto wanted to lead the artist to God and back to the Catholic Church. The spontaneous bulletism process and the rich colors in the image truly highlight Dali’s range of creativity and use of space.
Dali shows off his skill in illustrating movement within a static image. In the center, the daughter of Herodias forms out from the ground. The artist alludes to the swirling motion of her dance through the circle surrounding her. The tall dark figure standing next to her is King Herod who, impressed with the girl’s dance offers to grant her whatever she wants. She asks for the head of John the Baptist on a platter.
This piece comes in a golden-brown frame with white matting.
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