1971, etching in colours a. aquatint, 32,5 x 52 cm, lo. ri. sign. Dalí, lo. le. inscribed Epreuve d'artiste, matted a. framed under glass, uninspected out of frame. - From the series 'Calderon, la vie est un songe'. - Literature: Cat. rais.: Michler/Löpsinger 516. - Multitalented spanish artist, main exponent of surrealism. He studied at the Madrid Academy a. was initially influenced by the 'pittura metafisica' of de Chirico and Carrà. During a Paris trip in 1929 he affiliated at the surrealist A. Breton. Freuds theories of interpretation of dreams fostered D.s inclinattion to the fantastac a. surreal. Some of his motifs are among the most famous and popular creations of modern art. Mus.: Figueres, St. Petersburg (Florida), Zürich a. others. Lit.: Etherington-Smith, Salber, Schiebler, Michler/Löpsinger 'S.D. - Catalogue raisoné of etchings and mixed-media prints, 1924-1980' (1994) a. others.