Exhibition at Fabergé Museum Saint Petersburg (Russia).
The exhibition emphasizes the different periods of the artistic career of Salvador Dalí, from Surrealism and Classicism to the importance of the Italian Renaissance in the work of Salvador Dalí.
The show will be on from 1st April until 2nd July.
This exhibition includes 145 works ranging from 1934 to 1982: 142 from the Foundation, one of the Tate Modern in London and two collections of Russian. The Foundation provides 22 paintings, 100 prints of The Divine Comedy Series and 20 illustrations for The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini. During the show, the documentary Dalí, the last masterpiece will be on, a film produced by the Foundation and executed by DocDoc Russian Films. It will allow the public to delve into the life and work of the artist.
It begins with a selection of surrealist oils (1934-1937) that include elements arranged in an enigmatic landscape clearly Emporda. The landscape is a leitmotif in the work of Dali, an element that gives ultra-local value. A good example, Enigmatic elements in a landscape, included in the show.
Since his expulsion from the Surrealist group at the beginning of the 40s, the Catalan painter registers a new defense posture and classical Renaissance. Dalí's intellectual interests continue to expand like a Renaissance humanist. It is in this context that the illustrations drawn for The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini, one of the most influential artists of the Florentine Renaissance that loves being a rebel and controversial, and illustrations for The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri.
The core of the exhibition are unfamiliar oil paintings, four of which are very unknown: S/T. After to "Child crouched" Michelangelo; S/T. Moses after "the Tomb of Julius II" by Michelangelo, S/T. Christ after "The Pietà Palestrina" by Michelangelo; S/T. Giuliano de 'Medici as "The Tomb of Giuliano de Medici" by Michelangelo. Part of his latest creations of the 80s, in which the artist reinterprets key Dali masterpieces by Michelangelo.