Salvador Dali

Cat.Rais. Michler-Löpsinger 230c

In his famous portfolio Flordali (Flora Dalinae) from 1968, Dali was inspired by the colorful and detailed ancient botanica, which were still colored by hand. For this purpose, elaborate stencils were made, so-called “pochoirs” – a separate stencil for each color shade. In this portfolio, Dali combined drypoint etchings with pochoir coloring. The landscape appears as a fine black etching, with the colorful floral work on it. Because it is hand-colored, each graphic is essentially unique.

The water lily is the queen of the night; in Dali, its flowers bloom as circular full moon blossoms. Dali conceived the leaf “Luna geminata” as a counterpart to the leaf Soleil – sunflower.