Artist

Salvador Dali

Nationality

Spanish

Artist Dates

1904-1989

Title of Work

The Quest

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Date of Work

1981

Medium

Etching

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Displayed

Location

UND Art Collections Gallery at the Empire Arts Center

Additional Information

The subject of Salvador Dali’s print is based on Miguel de Cervantes’ 17th-century novel, The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha. The print was signed by the artist, whose signature appears under the mat.

Dali was the best-known proponent of representational Surrealism in painting. In this print, however, Dali’s use of geometric shapes, particularly in the drawing of the horse and its nude rider, seem to pay homage to Picasso and Cubism.

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