Portrait of the Artist's Father and Sister

Not on view
Artists / Makers / Authorities: 
Salvador Dalí
Figueres, 1904-1989
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In this work, one of the most representative from Salvador Dalí's youth, the artist puts to one side his worry about composition and colour and begins a stage which could be considered to be one of the most balanced periods in his artistic production, even though, as he himself would explain, it was a time that he lived in an exalted and frenetic way.

In this drawing, the father, represented in three quarters seated in profile and looking towards the right, reminds us of the same figure of the portrait in oil that Dalí would paint some months later, which is also conserved in the museum. It reaches a cleansing of the line, which is made evident in the details of the faces, that are worked on in a highly delicate way, a particular way of drawing that later on, and from then on always,  which would characterise his surrealist works. 



49 x 32.8 cm

Purchased 1960

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Graphite pencil on card
Subject: Portrait
Century: 20th
Salvador Dalí - Retrat del pare i la germana de l'artista - 1925
Retrat del pare i la germana de l'artista