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Locomotion paradisiaque intra-utérine

Accession Number
1981/2.110.4

Title
Locomotion paradisiaque intra-utérine

Artist(s)
Salvador Dali

Artist Nationality
Spanish (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1975

Medium & Support
drypoint etching, lithograph and screenprint on paper

Dimensions
30 5/16 in x 21 15/16 in (76.99 cm x 55.72 cm)

Credit Line
Anonymous Gift

Subject matter
This work was part of Salvador Dalí's 1975 Imaginations and Objects of the Future portfolio. It contained ten prints with an introductory text by the artist that discussed the project's focus on new technologies' ability to create an alternate universe, especially through holograms. In this print, Dalí creates a Surrealist vision of the future, combining old (standing man and church) and new (mechanized seated man and levitating land). 

Physical Description
This print depicts a far-off lanscape with mountains in blue, with a dramatic perspectival road coming from the foregound. The middle ground is made up of the white space, flanked by orange land. In the background, above the horizon, there are floating objects that seem to have forests and buildings atop them in green and aqua. In the foreground, there are two figures. One figure, to the left, is in black, green, red, and purple and wears a tunic and a long-feathered hat. The second figure is seated in a sphere at the center, surrounded by mechanisms. Above the sphere is a line drawing of abstract forms with text (mirrored). The print is signed (l.r.) and numbered (l.l.) in pencil.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
Surrealism
Surrealist
churches (buildings)
landscapes (representations)
men (male humans)
modern and contemporary art
road
robots

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