Aliyah, Return, O Virgin of Israel is part of the Aliyah suite which was created by Salvador Dali for the 20th anniversary of the proclamation of the State of Israel. Aliyah literally means ” migration to the land of Israel. ” This original limited edition lithograph is from a set of 25 prints from mixed media paintings. The series also features an introduction by David Ben Gurion a major figure in the history of Israel. The complete quote for this print is ” Return O virgin of Israel, Return these thy cities ( Jeremiah 31.21 ). It is published by Shorewood Press and numbered 232 out of 250 and is signed in pencil by the artist and is in excellent condition.
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 filmmaking 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.