Current Location:
GVSU
Cabinet E -> Print and Drawing Cabinet
-> Drawer 04 (E)
Location Notes:
PDC; Cabinet E; Drawer 04

"The Neglectful Meets Violent Death" by Salvador Dali

Artwork
Identifier:
1998.439.1
Artist:
Salvador Dalí
Credit:
Gift of Mr. Albert Scaglione
Medium:
Color Wood Engraving on Rives Paper
Date:
1959 – 1963
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 13 in Width: 10.25 in
Note: image Size: 10"H x 6.875"W Paper Size: 13"H x 10.25"W Rives paper
Description:
Large nude figure viewed from the back holding a smaller dark figure in his arms. Small figure with up-stretched arm in lower left.
Historical Context:
Salvador Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. His best-known work, The Persistence of Memory, was completed in 1931. Dalí's expansive artistic repertoire includes film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media. "The Neglectful Meets Violent Death" is one of the 101 watercolors created by Dali between 1951 and 1960 for a project devised by the Italian Government to honor "The Divine Comedy" by Dante Alighieri, on of the pillars upon which the European literary tradition has been built.