Martin Art Gallery
Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989)
Portrait of Picasso conceived as the
Emperor Napoleon,, 1970
Etching and drypoint
The Spanish surrealist, Salvador Dali, remains one of the most popular artists of the twentieth century. His dreamlike yet disturbing landscape paintings and drawings convey the epitome of Surrealism. The intimate yet strong composition, Persistence of Memory of 1931 and the Portrait of Picasso as Napoleon demonstrates the parameters of his unique style. The integration of unrelated objects such as the small portrait head at the lower right and the leaf forms near Picasso’s temple make this highly detailed portrait of the Spanish artist quite suitable for inclusion in the Surrealistic oeuvre of Dali’s late career. This work is signed by the artist and numbered 141/200.
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