"Ten Commandments Gold Sculpture 1979 25 in"
Sculpture : Bas Relief in Gold
Size : 25.75x19.75 x0.5 in | 65x50 x1 cm
Edition : From the edition of 75REDUCEDFAVORITEWELL PRICED
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Foundry Signature w/ StampSignature is on Relief, Lower Center
Purchased fromDealer 1999
Provenance / History
Story / Additional InfoThis work represents a powerful expression of the origins of the mortal precepts that guide both Christians and Jews. Dali sculpted the rugged height of Mount Sinai dominating the background with the tablet almost part of the rock. Divine sunlight streams over the scene and rays of power dart from the surface graven with Hebrew letters. Mankind is represented by tiny figures at the base of the mountain and the feet of Moses, the Lawgiver, who towers over ordinary men as Sinai towers over the desert. Ten Commandments Bas Relief in Gold, Museum Edition. The sculpture depicts Moses receiving the tablets containing the Ten Commandments from heaven atop Mount Sinai. Each piece was stamped, plated, backed, and hand finished. Published by Levine and Levine in Brooklyn, New York. Authenticated by Albert Field of the Salvador Dali Archives. Appraisal by Richard Ruskin of the Salvador Dali Registry.
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Salvador Dali - Spain
Art Brokerage: Salvador Dali Spanish Artist: Salvador Dalí was a renowned Spanish Surrealist artist known for his enigmatic paintings of dreamscapes and religious themes. The Persistence of Memory (1931), arguably his best known work, visually manifests the strangeness of time by depicting clocks melting in an idyllic landscape. “One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams,” he once reflected. Born Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech on May 11, 1904 in Figueres, Spain, he displayed a great aptitude for the visual arts as a teenager. Three years after his first exhibition at the age of 14, he enrolled at the Academia de San Fernando in Madrid. At school, he emulated many contemporary styles but also the works of Johannes Vermeer and Diego Velázquez. During his visits to Paris in the late 1920s, he was introduced to the Surrealist movement by René Magritte and Joan Miró. Though the concept of Surrealism was new to him, Dalí was already well versed in the psychoanalytic theories of Sigmund Freud. Dabbling in various projects throughout his long career, in 1942 he published the book The Secret Life of Salvador Dalí. A mixture of self-aggrandizing confessions and sadistic fantasies about his childhood, the book further outlined the artist’s outlandish persona. However, his pronounced sense of ego was not always unfounded, as evinced in his works inclusion in Alfred Hitchcock’s famous dream sequence from the film Spellbound (1945). Dalí died on January 23, 1989 in his hometown of Figueres, Spain. Today, his works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Modern in London, the Reina Sofia National Museum in Madrid, and the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, among others. Listings wanted.