Sunday, November 21, 2010
Title and Date of Work: L’Annuncio, 1960
Name of Artist: Salvador Dali
Exact Location: The Vatican Museum, Vatican City
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Dimensions: 54 by 59cm
Salvador Dali is known for his surrealist paintings that often seem to make no sense. Considering this background, the fact that he would paint a work like this one is quite unique but it shows the variety of Trinity paintings that exist today. It is this surrealist painting that shows that the Trinity truly does defy the bounds of time.
Dali was born in Figueres, Spain. As a child he was encouraged to pursue his artistic skills and passions and even attended the San Fernando Academy of Fine Arts in Madrid. In 1925 he was recognized for his incredible talent as he gave a “one-man show” in Barcelona. His success continued to increase and it didn’t take long for him to be an internationally known artist. While doing a show in Paris he met his future lover and her husband. They continued their romance for years as she eventually became his wife. During WWII the couple escaped to the United States. The Museum of Modern Art in New York City put one of his pieces of art on display in 1941. The years following only proved to be more successful for Dali and added to his renown progress within the surrealist movement.