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De Cruce Depositio, 1964

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Original Lithograph

18.70 x 13.94 x 0.04 in

47.5 x 35.4 x 0.1 cm

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    About The Work

    De Cruce Depositio ("The Taking Down from the Cross") is an original artwork realized by Salvador Dalí in 1964. It is part of Biblia Sacra vulgatæ editionis published by Rizzoli-Mediolani between 1967 and 1969. Color lithograph on heavy rag paper. Signed and dated on plate on the lower margin at the center. Perfect conditions.

    In this artwork Dalì described the deposition of Jesus from the Cross. On the lower side at the center, there is the Mary that mourns her Son death. Near the cross, Nicodemus and Joseph are removing the body of Jesus. The composition is very simple but there is a sense of emotional intensity. The lithograph is part of the imponent work Biblia Sacra vulgatæ editionis published by Rizzoli-Mediolani between 1967 and 1969. It was illustrated by Salvador Dalí with a suite of 105 colored lithographs after water-color artworks. The paper sheets are signed and dated on plate, and each of them comes with a Japanese paper tissue with a printed biblical quotation.

    In 1963, Biblia Sacra was commissioned by Giuseppe Albaretto, a very pious man, who was one of Dalí’s closest friends and patrons between the 1950s and the 1960s. Giuseppe Albaretto and his wife Mara commissioned several of Dalí's works, and became important publishers of his etchings and lithographs, including the Biblia Sacra. Through these commissions, Albaretto hoped that Dalí would reconcile with religion. The friendship between the Albarettos and Salvador Dalì provided the art world with some of the most spectacular Surrealist artworks. These works are a few of the most desirable graphic works ever created by the artist. In the preface of the work, the publisher asserts that the lithographs “configure, in both a universal and a personal way, the dynamic vision that characterizes the relationship between men and God”.

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