Salvador Dali

Cat.Rais. Michler Löpsinger 228

In his famous Suite 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 suite, 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 sunflower is the queen of the day, its flowers always turn towards the sun. Dali conceived the leaf “Helianthos solifer” as a counterpart to the leaf Lune – water lily.

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