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Salvador Dalí


  • Deep relief engraving on a hardwood door

  • Width: 34.65 in
    Height: 78.35 in
  • Weight: 44.1 lbs
  • Year: 2019

Engraved portrait of Salvador Dalí with Portuguese ceramic tile motif on a hardwood door.

The art of engraving has a long history.
Relief engraving was one of the first ways in which humans began to document. In contemporary life, this ancient art continues as a way to document myths and stories for future generations.
A relief engraving is designed to be viewed from the frontal perspective. The third dimension is simulated in a similar way as painting or drawing. I engrave portraits because I think this art genre impacts the spectator more directly; the spectator is most sensitive to faces and portraits. I often combine my engraved portraits with Portuguese iconography and motifs.

I use old doors as the support for my relief engravings because a door often symbolizes hope, opportunity, transformation, and new beginnings.

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Sold By: Telmo Guerra
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