Sunday Dalí: Le Grande Pavon, 1979. Ink and watercolor on paper, 30 x 20 inches.
The paint has an iridescent quality — not unlike the actual bird itself, which Dali embraced as a subject in his Mythology print series, with a work titled Argus. The appeal of this subject was irresistible to Dali […] The peacock, of course, figures prominently in something Dali profoundly admired: Greek mythology, particularly in the story of Argus, a giant with one hundred eyes. It’s known that the peacock is an ancient symbol of eternal life and the “all-seeing” church. It also represents resurrection, renewal and immortality.