Unparalleled collection of Salvador Dali art works » Exhibits http://thedali.org The Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, FL | Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:47:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Student Surrealist Art Exhibits, 2015: “Psyched Out: Reinvented Myths” http://thedali.org/exhibit/dali-museum-student-surrealist-art-exhibition-2015-psyched-reinvented-myths/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=dali-museum-student-surrealist-art-exhibition-2015-psyched-reinvented-myths http://thedali.org/exhibit/dali-museum-student-surrealist-art-exhibition-2015-psyched-reinvented-myths/#comments Fri, 07 Nov 2014 22:17:41 +0000 http://thedali.org/?post_type=exhibit&p=2720 In The Dali's Student Surrealist Art Exhibits, students explore a variety of media such as drawing, collage, watercolor, acrylic, digital photography and mixed media. This year, students are challenged to revisit the mythic in their everyday world, to recast something familiar into the mythic, or to create a new myth entirely.

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The Dali seeks to make a difference in the community by recognizing the role our art teachers play in their students’ development, and by encouraging students to continue exploring new ideas and creative thinking in all fields of education. In The Dali’s Student Surrealist Art Exhibits, students explore a variety of media such as drawing, collage, watercolor, acrylic, digital photography and mixed media.

This year’s theme: “Psyched Out: Reinvented Myths”
Surrealism drew on familiar myths as well as created new myths in order to understand the human psyche. Sigmund Freud, father of modern psychology and hero to Surrealists, saw ancient Greek and Roman myths as bearers of truth and a way to understand the mind. Dali often appropriated and transformed popular myths and stories as a way to explore and symbolize personal experiences (Narcissus, William Tell, Oedipus Rex). This year, we challenge students to explore the mythic in their everyday world, to recast something familiar into the mythic or to create a new myth entirely. This exhibit is separated into four separate shows.

Hillsborough Students Exhibit
Feb 20 – March 22
March 3: Reception 6:30-8:30pm

Pinellas Students Exhibit
Mar 27 – April 26
Apr 7: Reception 6:30-8:30pm

Daliwood Film Exhibit & Competition
May 1 – June 7

Florida Statewide Students Exhibit
Jun 12 – Aug 30
June 27: Reception 4:30-6:30pm

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Marvels of Illusion http://thedali.org/exhibit/marvels-illusion-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=marvels-illusion-2 http://thedali.org/exhibit/marvels-illusion-2/#comments Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:30:21 +0000 http://thedali.org/?post_type=exhibit&p=1737 Marvels of Illusion offered a sensational optical and intellectual experience delving into the world of double images and illusions.

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Marvels of Illusion offered a sensational optical and intellectual experience delving into the world of double images and illusions. The special exhibition showcased a variety of Dali paintings, prints and sculpture; a special work from the 16th Century from the School of Arcimboldo, on loan from the Ringling Museum; and rich explanatory material.

The centerpiece of Marvels of Illusion was an interactive installation titled “Gala Contemplating You” which places visitors inside one of Dali’s most famous paintings. The installation was inspired by Dali’s 1976 painting “Gala Contemplating the Mediterranean Sea Which at Twenty Meters Becomes the Portrait of Abraham Lincoln (Homage to Rothko),” which proved that 121 pixels could identify a particular human face. A corresponding web application still allows virtual visitors from around the globe to submit their photos and take part of the experience.

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Change is Strange: Student Surrealist Art Exhibits, 2014 http://thedali.org/exhibit/change-strange-student-surrealist-art-exhibits-2014/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=change-strange-student-surrealist-art-exhibits-2014 http://thedali.org/exhibit/change-strange-student-surrealist-art-exhibits-2014/#comments Mon, 09 Jun 2014 13:49:15 +0000 http://thedali.org/?post_type=exhibit&p=259 We invited middle and high school students to explore metamorphosis in a variety of media such as drawing, collage, watercolor, acrylic, digital photography, mixed media and film. There are four exhibitions in total: Pinellas County, Hillsborough County, State of Florida, and Daliwood, a local film competition.

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met•a•mor•pho•sis [met-uh-mawr-fuh-sis] 

Noun

1. Familiar images are changed in form, appearance, nature, condition, character or function to become unusual or strange.

2. A change of the form or nature of a thing or person into a completely different one, by natural or supernatural means.

Synonyms

transformation – transfiguration – shape-shifting- illusion

Surrealism invites us into a world where even the most seemingly insignificant occurrences of everyday life can be transformed in order to surprise, to be made strange, shocking or even disturbing. With this year’s exhibit, we invite the students to explore metamorphosis in a variety of media such as drawing, collage, watercolor, acrylic, digital photography, and mixed media. To help jumpstart the creative process, works from last years’ student exhibits are available on the Dali Museum’s Flickr page.

View the 2013 Strangely Familiar Award Winners

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Warhol: Art. Fame. Mortality. http://thedali.org/exhibit/warhol-at-the-dali/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=warhol-at-the-dali http://thedali.org/exhibit/warhol-at-the-dali/#comments Sun, 01 Jun 2014 10:46:41 +0000 http://thedali.org/?post_type=exhibit&p=82 "Warhol: Art. Fame. Mortality." explores how Andy Warhol learned from Dali's public visibility and was equally attuned to the images derived from mass culture. The exhibit considers Warhol's seldom discussed engagement with other artists through his own painting, how he constructed an approach to the image in terms of celebrity and fame, and finally his treatment of painting and image as it pertains to human mortality.

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About the Exhibit
“Warhol: Art. Fame. Mortality.” explored how Andy Warhol learned from Dali’s public visibility and was equally attuned to the images derived from mass culture. The exhibit considered Warhol’s seldom discussed engagement with other artists through his own painting, how he constructed an approach to the image in terms of celebrity and fame, and finally his treatment of painting and image as it pertains to human mortality.

“Warhol: Art. Fame. Mortality.” showcased more than 100 works, including paintings, screen prints, photographs, and a selection of Warhol films and screen tests featuring the likes of Salvador Dali, of course, as well as other artists. Visitors will get the chance to experience “15 minutes of fame” when they star in their own screen-test video which will be emailed to them to save and share.

Dali and Warhol
“Warhol and Dali lived in New York City at the same time. The photos of the two of them suggest a certain reticence. Perhaps they knew how much alike they were. Artistically they are of the same species – both radical. If Dali is radical in the way he delivered his subject of the changeable self through many media – painting, sculpture, film, and language – Warhol is radical in allowing media to provide his subject – faces from the tabloids and glossy magazines, products from the catalog of the American consumer. If Dali used popular media to present his vision of the dream world, Warhol used popular media as the subject of his art. Warhol was one of the American artists most marked by the legacy and model of Salvador Dali.”

– Dr. Hank Hine, Executive Director of The Dali

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Santiago El Grande, Salvador Dali (1957) http://thedali.org/exhibit/santiago-el-grande-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=santiago-el-grande-2 http://thedali.org/exhibit/santiago-el-grande-2/#comments Mon, 05 May 2014 13:21:09 +0000 http://thedali.org/?post_type=exhibit&p=1487 This monumental canvas, measuring in at 13 feet high, is a triumphant rendering of Saint James the Great (Santiago El Grande in Spanish), the patron saint of Spain, rising from the sea astride a white stallion and brandishing an oversized crucifix. An atomic explosion bursting from the four petals of a jasmine flower – a […]

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This monumental canvas, measuring in at 13 feet high, is a triumphant rendering of Saint James the Great (Santiago El Grande in Spanish), the patron saint of Spain, rising from the sea astride a white stallion and brandishing an oversized crucifix. An atomic explosion bursting from the four petals of a jasmine flower – a symbol of purity and one of the artist’s favorite aromas (a personal reference amidst an iconography that is otherwise rooted in Spanish tradition) – raises the steed toward heaven. There are numerous other elements in the painting which reinforce the narratives of religiosity and nationalism.

The Santiago El Grande was on loan from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton, New
Brunswick, Canada.

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Picasso / Dali, Dali / Picasso http://thedali.org/exhibit/picasso-dali-dali-picasso/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=picasso-dali-dali-picasso http://thedali.org/exhibit/picasso-dali-dali-picasso/#comments Thu, 01 May 2014 16:25:02 +0000 http://thedali.org/?post_type=exhibit&p=1656 The exhibition “Picasso / Dali, Dali / Picasso” promises to be an international blockbuster for both museums as it will feature rarely loaned works from more than 25 international art museums and private collections worldwide pairing works of these leading artists of our era.

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This landmark exhibition features rarely loaned works from more than 20 international art museums and private collections worldwide pairing these two legendary artists. Over 80 works – with a focus on paintings, and also featuring drawings, prints and sculpture – are on display exclusively at The Dali Museum St. Petersburg, FL November 8, 2014 through February 16, 2015 (and the Museu Picasso, Barcelona from March 19-June 28, 2015).

The story of Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali is one of influence, rivalry, and artistic greatness. This exhibition presents these two giants of modern art who changed the way we understand images and the role of the artist. They are presented side by side in this exhibit, perhaps for the first time.

This exhibition shows how these artists were shaped by the currents of their time. Yet, their individual and insistent reactions to these currents inspire us all to find our own ways. Each artist, drawing his art from an interior and personal vision, tried to rescue the power of art from meaningless invention. In so doing they changed the ways that art was understood.

“Picasso/Dali, Dali/Picasso” was organized by The Dali Museum and the Museu Picasso, Barcelona, with the collaboration of the Fundació Gala-Salvador Dali and is supported by an indemnity from the U.S. Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

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Admission: The Picasso/Dali exhibit is included in the price of admission.

Extended Hours: Friday 10am–8pm and Sunday 10am–5:30pm

Advanced-Purchase Tickets: We offer timed-tickets by the hour on weekends (Sat and Sun) to better accommodate visitors and reduce potential waiting times. During the week (Mon-Fri), we offer a day-pass ticket which can be used any weekday during Museum hours. Advanced tickets provide priority admission and guaranteed entry to the Museum at your scheduled day/time.

Audio Guides: FREE audio guides developed for the Picasso exhibit are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Lectures: There will be one docent-led lecture, followed by a Q&A, Monday-Friday at 2pm (Saturdays at noon) in the Museum’s theater.

Private Tours: Private, docent-led guided tours of the Picasso/Dali exhibit are available. To inquire about rates or to schedule, contact Groups@TheDali.org

Educational Program Events: We are offering a host of relevant programs for the Picasso/Dali, Dali/Picasso exhibit covering a wide range of topics to engage the mind and reflect the human experience. For an active list of upcoming lectures, films and other special programs, please visit our Calendar of Events.

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Shopping: Take a piece of Picasso home with you by visiting The Dali Museum store to stock up on exhibit-inspired items.

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In Appreciation Of:
Raymond James Financial | Bill Edwards | Northern Trust |The Trustees of The Dali Museum
The Guild at The Dali Museum | C1 Bank | Mrs. Najla  and Dr.  Kamal Majeed
David and Harriet Dyer Family Foundation | The Government of Catalonia
The Salvador by DDA Development, LLC  |The Honorable Eugene and Mrs. Karen Johnston
Mr. Jeffrey Goodby and Ms. Jan Deming | Ms. Margaret de Lisser and Dr. Jonathan Ellen
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Artwork Image Credits: ©Salvador Dali. Fundació Gala-Salvador Dali, [Artists Rights Society(ARS)], 2014. Collection of The Dali Museum, Inc., St. Petersburg, FL, 2014. ©2014 Estate of Pablo Picasso / ARS, NY / The De Menil Foundation, Houston, TX. This exhibition was organized by The Dali Museum and the Museu Picasso, Barcelona, with the collaboration of the Fundació Gala-Salvador Dali and is supported by an indemnity from the U.S. Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

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Eggs on the Plate without the Plate http://thedali.org/exhibit/eggs-plate-without-plate/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=eggs-plate-without-plate http://thedali.org/exhibit/eggs-plate-without-plate/#comments Thu, 01 May 2014 03:48:46 +0000 http://thedali.org/?post_type=exhibit&p=579 Date: 1932 Material Used: Oil on canvas Size: 23 3/4 x 16 1/2 inches The absurd title of this work is a clue to the irrational nature of the world presented in the canvas, where unusual still-life objects pull the viewer’s eye to the unnaturally glowing sky. As a Surrealist, Dali was open to making […]

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Date: 1932
Material Used: Oil on canvas
Size: 23 3/4 x 16 1/2 inches

The absurd title of this work is a clue to the irrational nature of the world presented in the canvas, where unusual still-life objects pull the viewer’s eye to the unnaturally glowing sky. As a Surrealist, Dali was open to making dreamlike associations, and his comments about this work demonstrate the source of its imagery.

The most startling assertion is that Eggs on the Plate… was inspired by an “intra-uterine memory.” According to the artist, he remembered his existence in the womb “as though it was yesterday.” All his pleasure was in his eyes, he said, and the most splendid vision he had while in the womb was that of “a pair of eggs fried in a pan without a pan.” In the painting, Dali has reproduced this vision and the colors he saw: “red, orange, yellow, and bluish, the color of flames.” Above the two fried eggs on a plate, a third egg dangles, suspended on a string. This resembles an embryo, which we can assume is the artist’s self-portrait in the womb, the string doubling as his umbilical cord, which connects him to his mother.

Dali made another unexpected association with the two fried eggs on the plate. He wanted to pay homage to his beloved Gala, but instead of a conventional portrait, he chose to depict the two egg yolks on the plate with a passion that suggested two staring eyes. Gala inspired many Surrealists. Her power resided in her gaze, which her first husband Paul Éluard described as so intense “…it could pierce walls.” In this work, the two eggs stare at us like Gala’s eyes, a surreal tribute to her power.

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Apparatus and Hand http://thedali.org/exhibit/apparatus-hand/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=apparatus-hand http://thedali.org/exhibit/apparatus-hand/#comments Mon, 31 Mar 2014 03:43:16 +0000 http://thedali.org/?post_type=exhibit&p=573 Date: 1927 Material Used: Oil on panel Size: 24 1/2 x 18 3/4 inches Dali is best known as a Surrealist. The Surrealists founded their work on the ideas of Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis. For Dali, Freud’s influence began prior to joining the group in 1929. As students in Madrid, Dali and his […]

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Date: 1927
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Dali is best known as a Surrealist. The Surrealists founded their work on the ideas of Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis. For Dali, Freud’s influence began prior to joining the group in 1929. As students in Madrid, Dali and his friends read Freud’s work. He says he was “seized with a real vice of self-interpretation, not only of my dreams but of everything that happened to me, however accidental it might seem….”

With its dreamlike symbols, Apparatus and Hand is the first work in the museum’s collection in which Dali began applying Freud’s ideas about dream analysis to his work. In a vivid blue landscape, a machine-like apparatus rises over a scene of disconnected images. Crowned by a red-skinned hand, its unbalanced arrangement appears ready to topple, evoking the unsettling feeling of a dream. The shadow cast by the apparatus suggests a person standing with a cane. Swarming around the apparatus are delirious images of desire and fear. These include floating female anatomy, an angular female bather, a red fish and fish bones, and a donkey filled with flies. Dali’s symbols in his early work are not always clearly defined. If the apparatus symbolizes a person, perhaps the female images are symbols of desire, and the dead donkey and fish skeleton are warnings of the consequences of acting on that desire. This painting’s use of symbols foretells the style that would make Dali an international success in the 1930s.

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Weaning of Furniture Nutrition http://thedali.org/exhibit/weaning-furniture-nutrition/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=weaning-furniture-nutrition http://thedali.org/exhibit/weaning-furniture-nutrition/#comments Sun, 23 Mar 2014 04:10:06 +0000 http://thedali.org/?post_type=exhibit&p=602 Date: 1934 Material Used: Oil on canvas Size: 7 x 9 1/2 inches This is one of Dali’s most subtle but successful Surrealist works. With precise realism inspired by one of his greatest influences, the Dutch artist Jan Vermeer, Dali creates a painting that looks like a hand-tinted photograph of something impossible. This small panel […]

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Date: 1934
Material Used: Oil on canvas
Size: 7 x 9 1/2 inches

This is one of Dali’s most subtle but successful Surrealist works. With precise realism inspired by one of his greatest influences, the Dutch artist Jan Vermeer, Dali creates a painting that looks like a hand-tinted photograph of something impossible. This small panel portrays a woman sitting on the beach in front of Dali’s house. However, the woman has a hole in her body, eliminating any possibility of reality.

The title is the key to understanding this painting, which illustrates the concept of the word “weaning.” “To wean” means to take a person away from his attachments, like a nanny weaning a child away from his mother. The woman is Dali’s childhood nanny, Llucia. Here she sits in a pose assumed for centuries by fishermen’s wives, mending nets while their husbands are at sea. Llucia has been “weaned” from Dali’s memories and placed in the artist’s present.

As a child, Dali associated his bedroom furniture and surroundings with his nanny. Like jigsaw puzzle pieces, he “weans” his childhood night table and a smaller table out of her body, suggesting that his nanny and these objects were two parts of the same memory. Their removal creates a void requiring a crutch for Dali’s absent nanny’s support. Dali offered the following description of this work: “The absence of a beloved person leaves a sentimental void in us.”

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View of Cadaques with Shadow of Mount Pani http://thedali.org/exhibit/view-cadaques-shadow-mount-pani/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=view-cadaques-shadow-mount-pani http://thedali.org/exhibit/view-cadaques-shadow-mount-pani/#comments Sun, 23 Mar 2014 04:09:20 +0000 http://thedali.org/?post_type=exhibit&p=601 Date: 1917 Material Used: Oil on burlap Size: 15 1/2 x 19 inches A favorite place from Dali’s childhood, Cadaqués is the picturesque Mediterranean village where his family had its summer home. It is also where Dali fell in love with painting. In 1919, a young Dali proclaimed in a letter: “I have had a […]

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Date: 1917
Material Used: Oil on burlap
Size: 15 1/2 x 19 inches

A favorite place from Dali’s childhood, Cadaqués is the picturesque Mediterranean village where his family had its summer home. It is also where Dali fell in love with painting. In 1919, a young Dali proclaimed in a letter: “I have had a wonderful time, as always, in this ideal and fantastic village of Cadaqués; there, at the side of the Latin sea, I have quenched my desire for light and color; I have spent the sultry summer days, painting like mad, trying to translate the incomparable beauty of the sea and sun-beaten shore.”

Few works capture Dali’s youthful enthusiasm for landscape painting better than View of Cadaqués. Created when the artist was just thirteen, this painting reveals both his love for the Mediterranean landscape, which appears throughout his career, and his enthusiasm for physically working with paint. Peering down on the village from the steep perspective of Mount Pani, Dali layers dabs of paint in a white arc to suggest the clustering of whitewashed buildings around the Bay of Cadaqués, transformed by a radiant pink sky. The shadow of Mount Pani is just about to reach the houses.

The work has an unusual texture because it is painted on rough burlap, the material fishermen used to keep their wooden boats moist. The Dali family home, unseen but located just to the left of the large pine, was on the beach where fishermen moored their fishing boats. Cape Creus, whose startling rock forms were a major influence on Dali’s surreal paintings, appears at the top of the canvas just under the pink horizon.

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