Sunday, July 9, 2017


By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
Detail of Salvador Dali's "Christ of Saint John of the Cross" (1951)
Our fascination with the religious art of Salvador Dali began when our home was near the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, and we could visit his "Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus)" on a weekly basis. We'd spend many long hours there in spellbound reflection. Last year, we purchased our first Dali work in our new home of Indianapolis, a dealer print, and our eyes are also on a bronze sculpture at a downtown gallery. In Dali's Crucifixion works, Christ’s body is healthy and athletic as he levitates above us. It is that unique point of view, that makes "Christ of St John of the Cross" today's religious art news of the week. Fortunately, whether collecting online at eBay, or visiting a local museum, Dali's point of view is always close to home.

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"Christ of Saint John of the Cross" (1951) by Salvador Dali. Oil on canvas Dimensions 80.7 in × 45.67 in. Collection of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, Scotland
“The Apparition of Christ” is a limited edition glazed ceramic tile from a SOLD OUT edition by Salvador Dali (1904-1989), numbered and plate signed! This piece is Dali’s illustration of canto 14 of “Paradise”, from the epic poem “The Divine Comedy”. Measures approx. 8″ x 10″ (tile).
"Christ of Saint John of the Cross" by Salvador Dali. Limited Editon Bronze Sculpture, 30 x 13 x 13 inches . Available at Gallery Forty-Two, Indianapolis, Indiana
"Judgement of Paris" (1963) by Salvador Dalí. Collection of the Indianapolis Museum of Arts. Not Currently on View
"The Sacrament of the Last Supper" (1955) by Salvador Dali. Oil on canvas, 65 5/8 x 105 1/8 in. Collection of the Smithsonian's National Gallery of Art
"Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus)" (1954) by Salvador Dalí. Medium:Oil on canvas; Dimensions:76 1/2 x 48 3/4 in. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art