Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Art of Alice in Wonderland - Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali has become a staple in the art world in the same way Shakespeare has become a pop figure in literary circles. And if you ask a random person - with little or almost no knowledge of art - to name two famous painters, they will probably first name Picasso and then Salvador Dali.

What's interesting about both painters is how prolific they were and how little the general public knows about their body of work. Having said that, one of the rarest and least known treasures Dali left behind is a collection of illustrations he did for Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, published by Press-Random House in 1969. Off the top of my head, I can't think of a better or more fitting collaboration. Both exemplify some of the most creative, strange and multi-faceted works of art of their generation.

Down the Rabbit Hole

Advice from a Caterpillar

Alice's Evidence

A Mad Tea Party

Pig and Pepper

Pool of Tears

The Rabbit Sends in Little Bill


  1. These are great. Thanks for sharing. So imaginative, just like the book they're illustrating.

  2. I saw these in person at the University of Utah. They are truly stunning. Dali is by far one of the most pinnacle artists of our time. His work is so full of metaphors and hidden meanings, not unlike "Alice in Wonderland."