Mixed Media (Lithograph, Serigraph, L'eau Forte) Limited Edition on fine art paper
The print comes with a unique stamp by the Dali Foundation, making these highly collectable.
Matted with white matting
Edition Size -500
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In this piece Dalí recreates one of his favourite literary characters, Alice, in his inimitable Surrealistic style. Originally created in watercolour in 1979, he portrays the eternal girl-child, who responds to the confusion of the world behind the looking glass with the naivety of childhood. After her encounters with the inhabitants of the surrealist world, she returns to reality not only unharmed, but unchanged.
"Alice in Wonderland" is one of six of his original paintings that have been reproduced into Limited Edition print format. The other prints include:
"Dance of Time"
"Homage to Fashion"
In the early stages of Dali's career he was greatly inspired by the theories of Freud on the subconscious and the meaning of dreams. Indeed much of the surrealist movement can be paralleled with the work of Freud at that time. The foundation of the surrealist movement was based upon the explanation and interpretation of dreams and the hidden unconscious desires. To bring up images from his subconscious mind, Dalí began to induce hallucinatory states upon himself by a process he described as 'paranoiac critical'. Once Dalí perfected this method, his painting style matured very quickly and he began to produce the paintings that made him the world's best known surrealist artist.