Christ for the Madonna of Port-Lligat

Salvador Dali

Christ for the Madonna of Port-Lligat
Watercolor gouache, sanguine and pencil on paper signed and dated 1950 lower right
Dimensions : 
52,5 x 38,5 cm / 20.47 x 14.96 inch
Dimensions with frame : 
78 x 67 cm / 30.71 x 26.38 inch

Description of the artwork

This drawing is a study for the second version of the "Madonna of Port Lligat". The painting, now in the Fukuoka Museum of Art in Japan, depicts a Madonna with Child with the features of the painter's wife, Gala. The Virgin has a rectangular opening in her chest, in which we can see the child Jesus, also with an opening where we can see a piece of bread. This oil on canvas made in 1950 inaugurated the religious subjects of Dali, inspired by the works of the Renaissance, especially Piero della Francesca's "Sacred Conversation".


Certificate by Mr. Nicolas Descharnes and registered under number d5806_1950

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