Salvador Dali Nude Pencil Sketch
A Salvador Dali Nude Pencil Sketch is a work of art by the celebrated surrealist Salvador Dali.
Background and history
Salvador Dali (1904 – 1989) was one of the leaders and pioneers of the Surrealist movement and an artistic pioneer whose imagination and creativity has inspired generations of artists. Along with his iconic paintings he produced work in the mediums of photography, sculpture, fashion and film-making, and his flamboyant lifestyle and eccentric behaviour made him one of the most recognisable cultural figures of the 20th century.
Today Dali’s legacy lives on through the ideas of surrealism, which have inspired countless works of art from paintings, sculpture and prose to poetry, film and theatre productions. Many of Dali’s most important works are currently displayed in major museums and institutions around the world, and his work regularly sells at auction for millions of dollars.
The work is a pencil sketch on a piece of off-white card measuring 8.75” by 12.5”. The main image is of a nude woman who bears a close resemblance to Dali’s wife Gala, sketched to a level of anatomical detail which captures the contours of the figure’s muscles and ribs.
This central sketch is surrounded by smaller, fainter sketches of a more surreal and cartoon-like nature. These images include a sketch of a bearded man with an oversized head, several faces and a drawing of what appears to be a rabbit laying in a bed. The sketch is signed by Dali in the lower right-hand corner.
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