Salvador Dali - Vision of an Angel of Cap Creus


The Thumb

Dantesque Vision

Medium: Lithograph, 1980, on Arches watermarked paper, signed by the artist in pencil.

Note: This was part of a suite entitled “Flordali” which consisted of 10 etchings. These were executed after gouaches created by Dali especially for this edition.

Size:  748 x 540 mms (sheet) - 582 x 432 mms (Image size)

Printer: Levine & Levine

Published by: Dalart

Edition: 350

Notes: Field lists this item as a cooperative lithograph which was made after an original painting by the artist. The same subject was made by Dali as a bronze sculpture (See “Sculptures and objects : Dali - the Hard and the Soft - by Robert and Nicolas Descharnes. Page 240 - Reference 617). Salvador Dalí reinvents a classic religious depiction through an unusual surrealistic interpretation. As symbolised in this work, the strength and supremacy of God is represented by a thumb from which all life emerges (the branches of the trees). To the right of this divine being stands humanity: a man bursting with life. An Angel sits reflecting the duality of human nature and the futility of human endeavour emphasised by the crutch behind the Angel.

References: Albert Field (“The Official Catalogue of the Graphic works of Salvador Dali “) Reference 80-8 page 187 ; Michler-Lopsinger (Catalogue Raisonee of Prints II) Number 1581 ; Bruce Hochman “Print Guide to the Graphic Works of Salvador Dali” 1980.6 (page 155) - Catalogue price US$10,500