Tristen & Isolde Cup of Love
By Salvador Dali
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Reference: Field 1972-9
Edition size: A. P.
Image size: 33 x 33 cm
Sheet size: 33 x 33 cm
Price: $15000 (excl. taxes)
Tristan and Isolde is a lithograph is on a black and white Rowlux surface colored with transparent blue, gold and red opaque. In true Dalian vision one can see silhouettes of lovers which form a cup if the viewer looks beyond the obvious. It is framed in black and silver with non reflective glass and signed in the plate. It is a limited edition Artists Proof ( E. A. ) Frame size is 33 x 33 image 25 x 25 Reference: Field 1972-9 It is in excellent condition and was examined before it was framed.
Tristan and Isolde is a lithograph by Salvador Dali that illustrates one of his many interpretations of the story of Tristan and Isolde. This a 12th century tale of romance and tragedy from many different cultures each with its own version but basically with the same plot. In this version Tristan was a Cornish knight of the Round Table who fell in love with the Irish princess Isolde who was to be the future wife of his uncle. They had both taken a love potion not knowing what it was and in the end Tristan dies of despair after which Isolde commits suicide. Master Dali has many versions of this tale in many different mediums. Another example was his collaboration with choreographer Leonide Massine for the ballet ..Mad Tristan....inspired by Wagner's opera ...Tristan and Isolde. for which he designed the sets and the costumes.
Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marquis of Dalí de Púbol (11 May 1904 – 23 January 1989), was a Spanish surrealist artist of Catalan ethnicity born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain. One of the most famous artists that has ever lived Dali was a prolific creator working in many mediums such as painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, writing , multi media , photography and film making to name a few. He had an eccentric personality and with his exceptional skill as a draftsman and his unusually imaginative view of the world Dali captured the attention of the public wherever his work was displayed. He created his own personal philosophy which he called paranoid critical a state in which one could simulate delusion while still maintaining one’s sanity which influenced the Surrealist movement. Dali’s world of tapping into the unconscious using symbolism filled with themes from religion, death, eroticism and decay has fascinated even those who were not frequent art lovers. Dali was a great showman and loved being adored by his public. But needless to say he had the talent to sustain his popularity even after his death