Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) Prunier hâtif (Hasty Plum) Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) Cérises Pierrot (Pierrot Cherries) Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) Pamplemousse érotique (Erotic Grapefruit) Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) Fruits troués (Pierced Fruit) Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) Coeur de fraises (Strawberry heart) Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) Mûres sauvages (Wild Blackberries) Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) Framboisier (Raspberry Bush) Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) Pomme Dragon (Dragon Apple) Salvador Dali, Poire Don Quichotte, gouache on paper, framed Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) Pêcher pénitent (Penitent Peach) Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) Révérence du groseillier (Curtsying Gooseberry) Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) Grenade et l'ange (The Pomegranate and the Angel) Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) Homme figuier  (Fig Man) Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) Abricot chevalier (Apricot Knight)

This series of fourteen paintings show Dali's desire to take the ordinary and subvert it. At first glance, one could mistake the paintings for conventional decorative prints but look more closely and one can see that Dali has painted over them with characteristically fantastic embellishments. Dali himself declared "I see the human form in trees, animals: the animal and vegetable in the human. My art shows the metamorphosis that takes place" and these compositions are a fabulous illustration of his artistic approach. By overlaying such traditional images with his famous artistic vocabulary of dragons, hooded figures, crutches and weeping eyes, he gives us an insight into his own hyperfertile imagination. But most of all, these beautifully fresh images show Dali enjoying himself, poking fun at the demons and fairies lurking behind the straight-laced images of 19th century science.

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