Diurnal Melancholy

The Chemist of the Empordà in Search of the Void

The Chemist of Figueres in Seach of Absolutely Nothing

© Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres, 2007

Cat. no. P 416

Diurnal Melancholy

The Chemist of the Empordà in Search of the Void

The Chemist of Figueres in Seach of Absolutely Nothing

Description

Date:
1936
Technique:
Oil and collage on wood panel
Dimensions:
30 x 52 cm
Signature:
Signed and dated lower right: Gala Salvador Dalí 1936
Location:
Museum Folkwang, Essen

Provenance

  1. Edward James
  2. Pintura Establishement, Vaduz

Observations

This painting is entitled "Diurnal Melancholy" for we believe it corresponds to the painting Dalí presented at the exhibition held at the l'Alex.Reid & Lefevre Gallery in London during the months of June and July 1936, number 6. Moreover, there is a photograph of the period by André Caillet in which is written "Diurnal Melancholy" on the reverse.

Exhibitions

  1. 1965, New York, Gallery of Modern Art, Salvador Dalí, 1910-1965, 18/12/1965 - 28/02/1966, cat. no. 74
  2. 1970, Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Dalí, 21/11/1970 - 10/01/1971, cat. no. 48
  3. 1971, London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Dali Art-in-Jewels Exhibition & Paintings, 08/06/1971 - 10/07/1971, cat. no. 5
  4. 1985, Charleroi, Palais des Beaux Arts, Picasso, Miró, Dalí : évocations d'Espagne, 26/09/1985 - 22/12/1985, cat. no. 20
  5. 1987, Kobe, The Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Homage to Catalonia - Barcelona art city, 11/04/1987 - 17/05/1987, cat. no. 121
  6. 1989, Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie, Salvador Dalí, 1904-1989, 13/05/1989 - 23/07/1989, cat. no. 147
  7. 1998, Rio de Janeiro, Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, Dali Monumental, 25/03/1998 - 27/05/1998, il. 24
  8. 2004, Venezia, Palazzo Grassi, Dalí, 12/09/2004 - 16/01/2005, cat. no. 150

Bibliography

  1. Dalí, Les Éditions du Chêne, Paris, 1957, p. 6
  2. Max Gérard, Dalí de Draeger, Blume, Barcelona, 1968, il. 19 (detail)
  3. Dalí, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 1970, il. 48
  4. Dali par Dali, Draeger, [Paris], 1970, p. 22-23 (detail)
  5. Dalí: Gemälde, Zeichnungen, Objekte, Schmuck, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, 1971, p. 115
  6. Max Gérard, Dalí ... Dalí ... Dalí, Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1974, il. 12
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  8. Ramón Gómez de la Serna, Dalí, Espasa-Calpe, Madrid, 1977, p. 76-77 (detail), p. 247 (detail)
  9. Salvador Dalí: rétrospective, 1920-1980, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée National d'Art moderne, Paris, 1979, p. 303
  10. Petit journal Salvador Dalí, Centre Georges Pompidou, [París], 1979, p. 2
  11. Josep Pla, Salvador Dalí (il.), Obres de museu, DASA, Figueres, 1981, p. 80
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  13. Ignacio Gómez de Liaño, Dalí, Polígrafa, Barcelona, 1983, il. 66
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