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Project Description

VIRGIN OF PORT LLIGAT  –   Sculpture by Salvador Dali

Virgin of Port Lligat

At the beginning of the 1950s, Dalí’s work began to evolve from “cosmic-paranoid” surrealism towards the use of forms and motif related in some way with the spirit of Greek, Roman and Rennaissance classicism.


His paintings and sculptures reflect religious and mythical themes, and a constant feature of this period is the series of Virgins or “Madonnas” that the artist has entitled “Of Port Lligat”, a small town on the Costa Brava near Cadaqués in the province of Gerona (Spain), where Dali spends a large amount of his time.


This figure of the Virgin, wrapped in a voluminous cloak which appears to float in the wind, is one of the sculptures in which Dali uses Baroque elements to produce an art form not directly related to Surrealism.

Technical Description

Original title:  Virgen de Port Lligat

Created by Salvador Dali  ca. 1973/76

Original media:  modelled wax

Original size:  12 cm (4.7 in)

Port Lligat Collection of Salvador Dali Sculptures

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