15th - 20th Cent. Masters
Salvador Dali's lithograph, The Queen of Spades, is a striking representation of a powerful female ruler. In this piece, Dalí imbues the Queen with attributes that are reminiscent of her male counterpart, the King. However, he also incorporates subtle femininity through a rose, which replaces the traditional sword typically associated with the Queen of Spades. This imagery highlights the Queen's tender and compassionate side, despite her reputation as a strong and commanding ruler of her kingdom.