Rubus Incombustus

Salvador Dali, Rubus Incombustus, 1964-67.

Salvador Dalí was a prominent Spanish surrealist. The Surrealists of the first half of the 20th century rejected rationalism and literary realism. Believing that the rational mind repressed the power of the imagination, they often used bizarre imagery with unsettling juxtapositions.

Giuseppe Albaretto, one of Dalí’s friends and patrons, commissioned him to create the illustrations for a new edition of the Bible. The Biblia Sacra suite consists of 105 watercolor paintings painted by Dalí between 1963 and 1964. They were then combined with text from the Latin Vulgate.


Salvador Dali, Rubus Incombustus, 1964-67.

Of or related to the written word, especially that which is considered literature; literary criticism is a interpretative method that has been adapted to biblical analysis.

The Latin-language translation of the Christian Bible (mostly from Hebrew and Greek) created primarily by Jerome.

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