ALICE IN WONDERLAND
In 1968 Dalí was commissioned to illustrate an edition of the Alice in Wonderland book. For Dalí, Alice is the eternal girl-child who responds to the confusion of this nonsense world with the naivety and innocence of childhood.Here, Dalí portrays Alice’s innocence and naivety. Dalí created Alice’s silhouette holding a skipping rope frozen in motion above her head, her hands and hair blossoming into roses, symbolizing feminine beauty and eternal youth. The crutch symbolizes stability, it gives her emotional support, acting as a link back to reality.
Date: conceived in 1977, first cast 1984
Technique: lost wax process
Edition size: 7 plus 3 EA and 2 HC (plus 2 authorized foundry proofs)
Height: 227 cm
Maquette: original gouache ,Alice in Wonderland, 1977
Direct intervention (created by Dalí): the idea, image, and original maquette.
Indirect intervention (created by artisans): lost wax process and patina.