Salvador Dalí: The Twelve Tribes of Israel

20 October 2023 - 31 May 2024

"Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision."  - Salvador Dalí



Dawson Cole Fine Art is pleased to present “Salvador Dalí: The Tribes of Israel” at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel.  Best known for his unique and imaginative artwork characterized by dreamlike landscapes, melting clocks, and distorted figures, Salvador Dalí often explored the subconscious mind and challenged traditional artistic conventions. He was one of the most prominent figures of the surrealist movement and left a lasting impact on the art world.


This rare collection of etchings entitled, "The Tribes of Israel", was created in 1972, and consists of 13 individual prints - each representing one of the tribes of Israel as mentioned in the Old Testament of the Bible. Employing his characteristic symbolism and visual language to depict each tribe in a distinct and symbolic manner, Dalí created compositions filled with intricate details, inviting viewers to explore the imagery and uncover hidden meanings. The “Tribes of Israel” encompass an intersection of spirituality, mythology, and imagination resulting in visually striking and thought-provoking representations of the biblical tribes.


Originally established in 1993, Dawson Cole Fine Art is located in the heart of heart of Laguna Beach and specializes in works by American and European Masters. The gallery space features a collection of work by both museum and mid-career artists and a beautiful Sculpture Garden which highlights life-size works by California sculptor Richard MacDonald.  The gallery regularly hosts special events and exhibitions further enhancing the visitor experience. Whether it's an artist talk, a themed group show, or a solo exhibition, these events provide an opportunity to delve deeper into the art world and engage with the creative community. 


As you spend time exploring the gallery, you'll find yourself captivated by the diverse range of artistic expressions, from vibrant paintings to intricate sculptures. The ambiance of the gallery, combined with the breathtaking coastal views just outside its doors, creates a truly memorable and inspiring experience for art enthusiasts and tourists alike.


Overall, a visit to the Dawson Cole Fine Art Gallery in Laguna Beach offers a delightful fusion of artistic excellence, cultural enrichment, and the natural beauty of the coastal setting, making it a must-visit destination for art lovers visiting the area.  For more information, please call (949) 497-4988.