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Character. 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 1129

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

Description

Date:
1977
Technique:
Oil on plywood panel
Dimensions:
320 x 690 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

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). This figure, which seems to be spreading out a sheet, makes reference to the action of the painters during the refurbishment of the Theatre-Museum.

Bibliography

  1. Antonio Fernández Molina, Dalí, Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia. Servicio de Publicaciones, [Pamplona], 1978, p. [79] (indirect image) (detail)
  2. Cesáreo Rodríguez-Aguilera, Salvador Dalí, Nauta, Barcelona, 1980, il. 36 (indirect image)
  3. Dalí capital de Figueres, Ajuntament de Figueres, Figueres, 1984, il. 387
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  14. Salvador Dali centennial retrospective, Ueno Royal Museum, Ueno, 2006, p. 231 (indirect image) (detail)
  15. Eduard Carbonell i Esteller, Viator : patrimonio natural y monumental en el entorno de les autopistas, Fundació Abertis | Lunwerg, [Castellet i la Gornal] | Barcelona, 2009, p. 154 (indirect image) (detail)
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