Current Location:
Building C (DEV) -> 4th Floor (DEV; C)
Location Notes:
DEV; Building C; 4th fl., Rm. 499C

A Spirit Interrogating Dante

Artwork
Identifier:
1998.442.1
Artist:
Salvador Dalí
Credit:
Gift of Mr. Albert Scaglione
Medium:
Colored Wood Engraving on Rives Paper after a Watercolor
Date:
1951 – 1964
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 10 in Width: 7.375 in
Description:
Large figure dressed in light colors with staff hunched over facing a smaller figure dressed in darker colors. Two anthropomorphic shadows on larger figure's robe.
Historical Context:
Though stated to be a Roman Catholic, Salvador Dalí was never what one would call a "spiritual man". In an interview from his earlier years he spoke about how he believed that death would not come for his spirit, in a way proclaiming himself to be immortal. "I believe in general in death but in the death of Dalí absolutely not. Believe in my death becoming very -- almost impossible."