Dali Foundation presented the last section of the Surrealist paintings catalog

The Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation announced the publication on its official website of the fifth and final section of the systematic catalog of paintings by Salvador Dali. The registry is presented in a new design, and its final heading covers the period from 1965 to 1983. It took the specialists 17 years of intensive research and analysis to compile the entire inventory.Such a catalog is important, first of all, because Salvador Dali is among the top most forged artists in the world, to which he himself contributed a lot.Moses and Pharaoh Salvador Dali 1966, 108 × 95.3 cm. As is known, Dali signed many blank sheets of paper, which were later used to increase the print run of his works, as a rule, paintings. According to some information, their number reaches hundreds of thousands (although some art historians claim that it is much less). Identification is also complicated by the fact that the artist did not have a single signature, he wrote his name in dozens of options. In his understanding of the signature had the least value in establishing authenticity.

The most frequently forged lithograph is “Lincoln in Dalivision” (“Naked Gala looking at the sea, which at a distance of 20 meters transforms into a portrait of Abraham Lincoln”) from a limited edition. Two original canvases Dali wrote in 1975 and in 1976 (now one is in his Theater Museum in Figueres, the second - in the artist's museum in St. Petersburg, Florida).
Left: “Nude Gala, which [...] transforms into a portrait of Abraham Lincoln” (1975) by Salvador Dali from the Museum Theater in Figueres

In the list of other images - "Crucifixion, or Hypercubic Body (Corpus Hypercubus)", "Narcissus Metamorphoses" and "Hallucinogenic Toreador".
  • Salvador Dali, "Hallucinogenic bullfighter" (1970). Salvador Dali Museum, St. Petersburg
  • Salvador Dali, "Sketch for the oil painting" Hallucinogenic bullfighter "" (1969). Foundation Gala Salvador Dali, Figueras
See also: The original of Salvador Dali in the world has become more: the picture is recognized!Metamorphosis of NarcissusSalvador Dali1937, 51.1 × 78.1 cmIn addition to this, the surrealist himself declared some of his works to be fakes. “The picture is good, the signature is good, but the work is fake,” he told the French publisher Jean-Paul Delcourt, having considered several of his prints. And he explained: "Dali did not pay."

The online catalog, which was presented by the Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation, should clearly identify the authorship of the works. This is a constantly updated project, which is updated with new data. The goal of its authors is to establish the undoubted attribution of works that Dali created between 1910 and 1983.
The final fifth section, as already mentioned, is dedicated to the last eighteen years of Salvador Dali’s career (he finished working in 1983, and died six years later). The category includes 233 paintings. In total for 17 years, scientists have unequivocally established the authorship of thousands of works. This clarifies that some of them consist of two elements (for example, stereoscopic pictures), but should be considered as a whole.
Left: Salvador Dali, “The Crucifixion, or the Hypercubic Body” (1954). Metropolitan Museum, New York

The catalog is freely available in Catalan, Spanish, English and French.Screenshot of the page with information about the “Portrait of Fortuny (Fancy Dressage, pinning a butterfly)”, 1965. In addition to the name of the picture, sizes, techniques and materials, it contains information about its provenance, exhibition history and bibliography. which "found a balance between content and graphic elements for the convenience of users." The developers are confident that fans and researchers "will easily trace the creative evolution of the painter." Experts emphasize that the systematic catalog of Dali's paintings is not only a contribution to the understanding of the artist's works, but also "an important tool for studying the history of art of the 20th century, both for a wide audience and for international researchers."Dali, turning his back, writes a portrait of Gala, turning his back and immortalized by six virtual corneas, temporarily reflected in six mirrorsSalvador Dali1973, 60 × 60 cm said on the website. Arthiv: read us in Telegraf and look in InstagramOn the materials of the official website of the Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation, and a number of other sources