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Element of the Cupola-Stage of the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres

© Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres, 2017
© Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres, 2017
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Cat. no. P 1122

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Element of the Cupola-Stage of the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres

Description

Date:
c. 1977
Technique:
Oil on plywood panel
Dimensions:
244 x 122 cm
Signature:
Unsigned and undated
Location:
Town Hall of Figueres, on permanent deposit at the Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres

Provenance

  1. Artist's collection

Observations

A scene inspired by the biblical episode of Samson in the temple of Dagon closely related to the work with catalogue number 1130. According to the testimony of Antoni Pitxot, Dalí drew inspiration from the Italian painter Luca Cambiaso (1527-1585) for the painting of the figures and characters we see in the dome of the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres (image 2). Dalí spoke of this group as a "Parade of giants with victorious angels", according to reports in the press of the time ("Salvador Dalí dona más obras a su museo de Figueras", Los Sitios, July 24, 1977, or "Nueva donación de Dalí", Ampurdán, July 27, 1977, Figueres).

Bibliography

  1. Salvador Dalí, "Il messaggero degli dei", Harper's Bazaar, 01/1982, Milano, n. p. (indirect image)
  2. Marius Carol, "Salvador Dalí. Los años del silencio; El museo-teatro de Figueras un drama de soledad", El País, 21/11/1982, Madrid, p. 31 (detail) (indirect image)
  3. Ignacio Gómez de Liaño, "Un drama de soledad", El País, 21/11/1982, Madrid, p. 31 (indirect image)
  4. Robert Descharnes, Dalí : la obra y el hombre, Tusquets / Edita, Barcelona / Lausanne, 1984, p. 402 (indirect image) (detail)
  5. Dalí capital de Figueres, Ajuntament de Figueres, Figueres, 1984, il. 213
  6. Costa Brava, Secretaria Nacional de Turismo, Madrid, 1987, p. 22 (indirect image)
  7. (Mini guia Teatre-Museu Dalí), Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres, 1990, p. [12] (indirect image) (detail)
  8. Memoria 2014 = Memòria 2014, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres, 2015, p. 23 (indirect image) (detail), p. 116 (indirect image)
  9. Dalí: Il sogno del Classico, Skira, Milano, 2016, p. 46 (indirect image) (detail), p. 53 (indirect image)
  10. Antoni Pitxot, Montse Aguer i Teixidor, Teatre-Museu Dalí. Figueres, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí | Triangle Postals, [Figueres] | Sant Lluís, Menorca, 2016, p. 60-61 (indirect image), p. 68 (indirect image)

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