Ahead of his time, complex, edgy, provocative, prolific … Salvador Dali (1904-1989) has, in its own right, an important place in the history of art. Since 27 April, the Reina Sofia Museum pays tribute with an exhibition that runs until September 2 and running through the Dali Universe. It promises to be the great artistic event of the season.
The exhibition focuses on the thinker, writer and creator of a particular worldview through 200 pieces from public and private collections around the globe. “Salvador Dalí’s works seem created as if by magic, but his true act of illusionism was to transform our way of seeing reality,” says Rafael Sierra, director of Discover the Arts, which this month published a special issue that allows delve into the figure of the master of Surrealism.
The journal looks in depth the exhibition, which follows the tracks of all the work and dive in the figure of the artist. The tour starts with a section dedicated to the early works of this genius flamboyant and exhibitionist, and Cubist Self Portrait of My Father. From surreal stage will see masterpieces like The Great Masturbator (1929), Melting Clocks (1931) or Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee around a Pomegranate a Second Before Awakening (1944). They contribute to the exceptional genius exposure ampurdanés loans from institutions like the MoMA (New York), from which it will bring The Persistence of Memory (1931), or the Tate Modern British, with Metamorphosis of Narcissus (1937).
Along with the works, the different sections contain objects, projects for film or theater, manuscripts, films, photographs and audiovisual materials that give an idea of the “man show” which was also.
CATALOGUE ONLY. In addition to reviewing all the works that are the landmark exhibition, through 122 pages, Discovering the Arts examines all facets of the multifaceted creator. Delve into the biography of this genius ahead of his time that he fled from mainstream education and in the figure of Gala, his wife, model and muse; publishes reflections Manuel Borja-Villel, director of the Madrid gallery where you will see the sample enters the home of Dalí in the Empordà countryside, and even revives his American adventure, which established him as a showman.