Salvador Dali and the Biblia Sacra

"Salvador Dali, the famous Spanish artist, is known for his surreal paintings, an art form of “imaginative dreams and visions free from conscious control”

Hardly an art form you'd imagine as illustration for the Biblia Sacra—considered the most scholarly version of the Latin Vulgate!

In 1963 Salvador Dali was commissioned by a friend to create 105 lithographs illustrating the Bible.

Dali’s friend had an “ulterior motive” in asking him to do the lithographs—hoping the interaction with the text would revive Dali’s interest in the church.

Whether his goal was accomplished isn’t known, but the precision of the artwork to the text and the exquisite beauty of Salvador Dali’s art in these one-of-a-kind Biblia Sacra

In art, and music, in literature and drama—the Bible continues in its impact and influence!"


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