Salvador DALI - Carmen Castanets (Prestige Scale)

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Type of Artwork Multiple
Title Carmen Castanets (Prestige Scale)
Year 1970
Category Sculpture-Volume
Medium Bronze
Number and/or edition Edition of 199 plus 19 proofs
Foundry Bonvicini Fonderia, Italy
Signature verso
Size of the artwork
H 27.56 in
H 70 cm
Certificate issued by 2049 Obra Contemporanea as descended from DALI
Bill/Invoice No
Condition excellent
Subject fantastic
Artistic Movement 20th Century Surrealism
Observations

Provenance: Private Collection Europe. Excellent condition with original certification of authenticity from the publisher as descended from Dali's famed publisher Isidro Clot, and accredited by the Gala-Dali Foundation in Figueras, Spain. 

Beautiful Spaniard woman archetype performing a Flamenco dance. Carmen is depicted as the beautiful and wild gypsy dancing to the sound of the castanets which she holds between her fingers. Seducing the watcher in the same way Merimee’s heroine seduced all men around her.
Prosper Merimée said of his leading character in Carmen that she spoke Basque and exerted a maddening effect on men that eventually lead her to destruction. This novel, published in 1845, quickly became the stereotype of Spanish women: free, fiery, superstitious, proud and wild, provoking uproar in the society of the time which demanded the exact opposite of women: virtue and maternity, laboriousness, obedience and submission.



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