In principio (In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth)

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Artist: Salvador Dali

Year: c. 1965

Medium: Color lithograph on heavy rag paper

Image Size: 13.75 x 19 in. (approx)

Signature: Signed and dated in the stone, lower right

Edition: From the “Biblia Sacra” suite

Gallery Retail Price: $2,500

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This is an original color lithograph from Dali’s Biblia Sacra suite, a collection of 105 images illustrating biblical passages. Each work represents Dali’s unique interpretation of the Bible. In these works he uses a unique artistic process called “bulletism” where ink is shot onto the canvas creating an ink blot effect. The lithographs were commissioned by Guiseppe Albaretto, a good friend of Dali who was also a leading patron of his work. Albaretto wanted to lead the artist to God and back to the Catholic Church. The spontaneous bulletism process and the rich colors in the image truly highlight Dali’s range of creativity and use of space.

This print is based on the first verse of Genesis. Dali uses a vivid color palette to depict three figures, Adam, Eve, and God, amid a heavenly background. He makes skillful use of white space to create balance within the frenetic composition.


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