Noah’s Ark is a colored lithograph which shows two figures, an angel and a figure in a top hat conversing in the bottom right corner. In the top right corner is Noah’s Ark in the water with birds flying above the sea. In the top left corner we can see five trees blowing in the wind on top of a hillside. This hillside is very dark and ominous and it encompasses 3/4 ‘s of the page.
This original lithograph is signed in the plate and is from the original gouache. It is printed on heavy rag paper and is 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 69.3, 1-9. It 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.