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  1. Planetary and Scatological Vision

    The Surrealist artist Salvador Dali is known for his imaginative and often disturbing dream-like images. This lithograph, along with the five in the adjoining gallery, is from the Conquest of the Cosmos II series. The French graphic arts publisher Jean Lavigne asked Dali to create a series based on a theme of the artist’s choosing….

  2. The Caduceus of Mars fed by the Fireball of Jupiter

    The Surrealist artist Salvador Dali is known for his imaginative and often disturbing dream-like images. This lithograph, along with the five in the adjoining gallery, is from the Conquest of the Cosmos II series. The French graphic arts publisher Jean Lavigne asked Dali to create a series based on a theme of the artist’s choosing….

  3. The Last Comer from the Last Planet

    The Surrealist artist Salvador Dali is known for his imaginative and often disturbing dream-like images. This lithograph, along with the five in the adjoining gallery, is from the Conquest of the Cosmos II series. The French graphic arts publisher Jean Lavigne asked Dali to create a series based on a theme of the artist’s choosing….

  4. The Unicorn Laser Disintegrates the Cosmic Rhinoceros

    The Surrealist artist Salvador Dali is known for his imaginative and often disturbing dream-like images. This lithograph, along with the five in the adjoining gallery, is from the Conquest of the Cosmos II series. The French graphic arts publisher Jean Lavigne asked Dali to create a series based on a theme of the artist’s choosing….

  5. Caballero

  6. The Chevalier’s Dream of Cecile

    This illustration is from the Marquis de Sade Portfolio, based on plays by the extremely controversial writer of the late 18th century. Sade was imprisoned and placed in an insane asylum for his sexually violent writings and actions.

  7. Antonin Proust

    The French artist Auguste Rodin is widely considered to be the most important sculptor of the 19th century. Though his personal life and much of his work was considered controversial, he achieved recognition and numerous commissions. This etching is a portrait of Antonin Proust, the French Minister of Fine Arts in the early 1880’s. After…

  8. Riders of the Negev

    This Romanian-born Jewish artist had strong ties to his people and his religion. These ties were frequently reflected in his art, and he often used Bible passages as subject matter for his work. The Negev is a desert region in southern Israel that is referred to in Numbers 13:22. Rubin served as Israel’s first ambassador…

  9. Femme Nue Assise (Seated Nude)

    The French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir created thousands of paintings, drawings, and prints over the course of his life. One of his favorite subjects, as seen in this lithograph, was the female form. Femme Nue Assise, done in 1906, is one of Renoir’s etchings displaying a soft female nude with a barely suggested background. The female…

  10. Deux Sculpteurs Devant une Statue (Two Sculptors in Front of a Statue)

    Picasso is widely regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Taught to draw by his father, he showed artistic talent at an extremely early age. He continued to create work until his death at the age of 92. This print is part of the Vollard Suite. This collection of 100…