The Divine Comedy (Hell Canto 23), Ltd Ed Woodblock Engraving, Salvado – Art Commerce

The Divine Comedy (Hell Canto 23), Ltd Ed Woodblock Engraving, Salvador Dali

$ 495.00

During the 1950's Salvador Dali was commissioned to illustrate The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri. Dali created 101 watercolors to represent scenes from Dante's travels through Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise.  The extravagantly surrealistic art works were not well received by the public, however, work began on the engraving of woodblocks, chosen as the best medium to represent the nuances of Dali's compositions into print format. The woodblocks were destroyed after printing. The Divine Comedy is held to be one of Dali's masterpieces and the artist himself considered this series to be among his most important works.

Original Limited Edition Engraving on BFK Rives paper, 1959/64.  Edition Size: French Edition of 5346, plus Italian Editon of 3188.  Paper Size: 13" x 10.25."  Unsigned & unnumbered.  Published by Joseph Foret, Les Heures Claires, and Arti e Scienze Salani in Firenze.  Field's Catalog Reference #: 200-23.  Excellent Condition; never framed or matted.  Certificate of Authenticity included.  

SALVADOR DALI (1904-1989) Salvador Dali's work is associated with the surrealist movement of the 20th Century. A diverse and multi-talented artist, Dali is considered one of the most collected artists today, and his works offer an incredible opportunity for enormous appreciation in value. In addition to his original works, Dali produced works on paper for reproduction using dry point, etching, woodcut, and lithography. Many of his works are held in prestigious private and public collections world-wide.