Dali’s Alice In Wonderland

Recently came across this article from Brain Pickings about Salvador Dali’s illustrated version of Lewis Caroll’s Alice In Wonderland book. I’ve always admired Dali’s surrealist artworks as his imagination can go beyond and his painting technique is great as well. I liked the vibrant and colours that Dali used for this Alice In Wonderland pieces. It really brings out the imaginative and fun world in this classic story.

Published by New York’s Maecenas Press-Random House in 1969 and distributed as their book of the month, the volume went on to become one of the most sought-after Dalí suites of all time. It contains 12 heliogravures — one for each chapter of the book and an original signed etching in four colors as the frontispiece — all of which the fine folks at the William Bennett Gallery have kindly digitized for your gasping pleasure:

Down the Rabbit Hole

Down the Rabbit Hole

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A Caucus Race and a Long Tale

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Advice From a Caterpillar

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The Queen’s Croquet Ground

Reference:

http://www.brainpickings.org/2011/11/15/salvador-dali-alice-in-wonderland-1969/

http://www.williambennettmodern.com/artists/dali/portfolios/alice.php

(visited on 9th January 2015)

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