From our upcoming exhibition, 20th Century Masters: Recent Acquisitions
July 21 – August 15, 2012
Salvador Dalí (1904-1989)
Saint George and the Dragon, 1947
Dali’s early etching of this subject was published by the Print Club of Cleveland, Ohio. The myth that reflected the grandiose heroics Dalí favored, translated into one of his most compelling graphic works. The composition utilizes the strength and depth of the etched line to create a dynamic, gestural sense of turmoil. Drypoint etching involves incising the plate with a needle, creating strong, almost carved lines. The medium showcases Dalí’s skill as a draftsman, as well as the heavy influence of Leonardo da Vinci in his artistic development.