Salvador Dalí

Les Muses Melpomene (Tragedy)

1971
hand coloured drypoint etching on paper
Inventory number 510
Salvador Dalí created the suite of Les Muses while creating works for two of his patrons Giuseppe and Mara Albaretto. The artworks are inspired by Greek mythology. 

Melpomene is the Muse of Tragedy, her name signifying song and dance. She is often shown wearing or holding a tragic mask, along with a weapon.