Biblia Sacra: Iudith Abscidit Caput Holoferni (Judith beheads Holfernes)

Artist: Salvador Dali

YEAR: c. 1964

MEDIUM: Color lithograph on heavy Rag paper

IMAGE SIZE: 19 x 13.75 in.

SIGNATURE: Signed and dated in the stone, lower right

EDITION: Published by Rizzoli in Milan, Italy from the Biblia Sacra Suite

Gallery Retail Price: $2,500

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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.

From the original gouache painting Ludith abscidit caput Holoferni. This piece is from the Biblia Sacra series, published in 1964 by Rizzoli. Based on the Old Testament canon Book of Judith, depicting Judith’s beheading of Holofernes. The piece is signed in plate with “Dalí 1964” to the front.

This piece comes with a ornate gold frame with black matting.

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Shipping Details

Weight 10 lbs
Dimensions 20 x 15 x 3 in