Landscape with mysterious detailsSalvador Dali1934, 72.5 × 59.5 cmOne of the main works of the upcoming exhibition is "Landscape with mysterious elements", which the Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation acquired in 2011 for 7.8 million euros (11.14 million dollars) from a private collector who wished to remain anonymous.
In "Landscape with mysterious elements" Dali originally quotes the famous masterpiece "The Art of Painting" by Vermeer. The personality and creativity of the Dutch painter Dali admired throughout his life, put him in first place in his scandalous comparative table of the significance of artists and even called him "a comprehensive surrealist." Paying tribute to his "mentor", Dali often portrayed Vermeer in his paintings. Here and in “Landscape with mysterious elements” he places it in the foreground pierced by the surprising, unearthly light of the Ampurdan Valley, and himself, still a child, dressed in a sailor suit, accompanied by a nanny somewhere far away. Fragments of reality - the sky, cypress trees, Portligat, the ideal Hampdanese village - side by side in a picture with ghosts, shadows and fantastic nameless forms, giving the widest field for interpretation.
Jan Vermeer. "The Art of Painting". 1660s
Dali depicts the desert landscapes of Ampurdan and introduces various shapes and elements into them. Their mysterious combinations resemble dreams, and perhaps reveal to us the content of an “unconscious” artist, which he, through his “paranoid-critical method”, releases from under the yoke of logic and reason and transfers to painting.The figure and drapery against the background of the landscapeSalvador Dali1934, 55.5 × 46 cm
Salvador Dali - one of the main artists who determined the development of the art of the XX century, was infinitely paradoxical, like the XX century itself. Instantly recognizable and unlike anyone, he forever entered not only the history of fine art, but also the history of design, fashion, theater, cinema and literature. He managed to reflect in his work almost all the great ideas and contradictions of his time. The exhibition at the Faberge Museum provides an opportunity to touch the remarkable diversity of Dali's creative work, and to feel the inner kinship of modernism and the classics found in his works.
Francesc Catala Roca. Salvador Dali with a hypercubic cross. 1953.
Foundation "Gala Salvador Dali"
In an attempt to unite space and time, Dali combines his own imagery with quotations from the canonical works of the Renaissance - the "Athenian School" by Raphael and "Passing the Keys to the Apostle Peter" by Perugino. However, in itself, interest in classical European painting appears in Dali much earlier. In 1945, Dali creates a series of illustrations for the autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini, one of the most famous representatives of the Florentine Renaissance. Dali freely interprets the text Cellini, providing maximum opportunities for his imagination.
These illustrations, made in watercolor and ink on paper, will be displayed at the exhibition in the Faberge Museum.
- Salvador Dali. Works from a series of illustrations
- to the autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini
All one hundred illustrations that are included in the final series and have now become a textbook, can be seen at the exhibition.
- Salvador Dali. "Delightful mountain"
- Salvador Dali. "Centaur"