Ultra Surrealistic Corpusclaire Galutska


Series Title
Memories of Surrealism
Artist
Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904 – 1989)
Date
1971
Medium
Etching and lithograph
Dimensions
Plate : 20 5/8 x 16 3/8 in. (52.39 x 41.59 cm)
Sheet : 29 3/4 x 21 1/4 in. (75.57 x 53.98 cm)
Mat : 30 x 24 in. (76.2 x 60.96 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Orville C. Beattie
Object Number
1977.2.13

Label
Dali’s text: “The picture which is the origin of this sort of glorious and delirious collage is exactly called “Assumpta corpuscularia lapis lazulina”, and yesterday morning at 11p.m.—you will notice that I always say yesterday morning at 11 p.m. so that nobody should think my watches work like any other watches—I had the genial intuition which is going to enlighten you about nuclear physics. The true anti-protonic forces can only be seen through the action of neutrinos. Everybody knows, and has learned in school, since this is elementary nuclear physics, that neutrinos have no atomic weight, nor any substance of any kind. The only thing they have, and they are the only ones to have it, is this marvelous thing called “spin”, a rotary energy force, and this is why, instead of making everything revolve, I give it anti-protonic verticality.”

Object Type
Print