The Milky Way ( La Voie Lactee ) is from the series The Mythology by Salvador Dali. It is the fourteenth plate created out of sixteen in the years 1960-64 depicting characters from Greek mythology. The Milky Way is Dali’s interpretation of the formation of the Galaxy. In the Greek myth Hera was nursing the baby Hercules when he bit her in the breast , her milk spurted to the sky and thus formed the Milky Way. The Milky Way is a hand signed limited edition (83/150) aquatint etching and was published by Pierre Argillet, Paris. It is in good 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.