In 1966, Samuel Shore, head of Shorewood Publishers in New York, commissioned Salvador Dalí (1904–1989) to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel in 1948. Such a commission was not uncommon for the artist. In fact, from approximately 1965 to 1979, the artist’s output was largely comprised of painted worksContinue reading “Closing soon: Dalí’s Aliyah: A Moment in Jewish History, Meadows Museum, Dallas, until 13 January 2019”
Gala (7th September 1894 – 10th June 1982), born into a family of intellectuals from Kazan (Russia), spent her childhood in Moscow before moving to Switzerland and then Paris. There she befriended such prominent members of the surrealist movement as Max Ernst. In 1929 she travelled to Cadaqués, where she met Dalí. The two fell in love and started toContinue reading “Featured Exhibition: Gala Salvador Dalí: A Room of One’s Own in Púbol, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, until 14 October”
Many things happened last week in the world of Spanish and Latin American visual culture. London’s Sir John Soane Museum announced a new series of annual lectures and prizes intended to raise the profile of architects, artists and writers who broadened society’s understanding of architecture and the built environment. The inaugural lecture, scheduled for NovemberContinue reading “News from the world of Hispanic art”
De sueños, paseos nocturnos y vivencias. Dalí in Madrid Teatro-Museo Dalí, Figueras, Gerona 10 May – 16 October 2016 23 works mainly watercolours and drawings created when Dalí lived as a student in Madrid,1922-926. Amongst the items shown is the watercolour of Salvador Dalí and Maruja Mallo in the Café de Oriente of 1923.
The Secret of the Hanging Egg: Salvador Dalí at the Menil Menil Collection, Houston, Texas Exhibition closes 19 June 2016 The Menil has borrowed from the Dali Museum, St Petersburg, Florida Dalí’s Eggs on a Plate without the Plate and displayed it alongside its own Surrealist collection including artists with whom he collaborated in Paris.Continue reading “CLosing soon: Salvador Dalí at the Menil (Houston)”
Salvador Dalí, An Early Surrealist Masterpiece Meadows Museum, Dallas, Texas Exhibition closes: 7 August 2016 The 1930s were one of the most creatively fruitful decades of Salvador Dalí’s career. L’homme poisson (The Fish Man) shows both his tremendous imagination as well as his technical adroitness, and offers a revealing glimpse into the artist’s inner psyche. AfterContinue reading “Exhibition: Dalí, Meadows Museum”
Dalí Revealed: Candid Moments from the Artist’s Life Photographs by Robert Descharnes (1926-2014). Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida On view until Spring 2016 The photographer made the acquaintance of the Surrealist artist in 1950, while they were both traveling to the United States.
Exhibition: Picasso/Dalí, Dalí/Picasso Museu Picasso, Barcelona 20 March-28 June 2015 Exhibition organized by the Barcelona museum and the Dalí Museum, St Petersburg, Florida to explore the mutual admiration and rivalry between these two key figures in twentieth-century art. Art works and documents from the time reveal the counterpoints and contradictions throughout their relationship, from theirContinue reading “Picasso/Dalí, Dalí/Picasso: Barcelona”