He Himself Was Elijah shows John the Baptist in a menacing dark background. The Lord has appointed John the Baptist who is a man as great as Elijah, to baptize those who wish to repent before the coming of the end of the world.
He Himself Was Elijah is a colored lithograph signed in the plate from the original gouache and is printed on heavy rag paper From Salvador Dali’s five volume Biblia Sacra Suite published in Rome, Rizzoli, 1965-1969. This work appears in the Official Catalog of the Graphic Works of Salvador Dali by Albert Field 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.