Surrealistic Bullfight

Inspired from Picasso’s “Tauromachie,” these etchings epitomize Dalí’s style with their burlesque touches. A burning giraffe, a lion or a statue stand in the arena, while bishops are seen blessing macabre parades, where the bull ends up in the grand piano. Parrots and fish turn into toreadors, meanwhile a hallucinogenic matador, like a sad clown, gazes at the audience. Lastly, a huge monster coming out of a television set devours the whole scene. A Catalan theme revisited by Picasso, then “Dalínized,” the “Surrealistic Bullfight” is seen as a ghoulish, delirious farce.

Bullfight with Drawer
[ Surrealistic Bullfight ]

Salvador Dali
Etching on Paper
20 in x 26 in

Burning Giraffe
[ Surrealistic Bullfight ]

Salvador Dali
Etching on Paper
20 in x 26 in

The Mills
[ Surrealistic Bullfight ]

Salvador Dali
Etching on Paper
20 in x 26 in

The Parrots
[ Surrealistic Bullfight ]

Salvador Dali
Etching on Paper
20 in x 26 in

The Statue
[ Surrealistic Bullfight ]

Salvador Dali
Etching on Paper
20 in x 26 in

The Television
[ Surrealistic Bullfight ]

Salvador Dali
Etching on Paper
20 in x 26 in

Piano Under Snow
[ Surrealistic Bullfight ]

Salvador Dali
Etching on Paper
20 in x 26 in