Dalí's face and iconic mustache on Leonardo da Vinci’s self-portrait

Dalí & da Vinci: Minds, Machines & Masterpieces

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March 8, 2015 – July 26, 2015

The show features more than 75 works and reproductions, including reproductions of da Vinci diagrams, Dalí manuscripts and paintings from the permanent collection, and reproductions of the invented objects both da Vinci and Dalí proposed in advance of their times.

The exhibit shows how these two great artists shared an ambition to use the tools of art to explore the whole of the human experience, including math, anatomy, motion devices, religion, and visual perspective. They both imagined fantastical devices and inventions, some of which became reality, while others remained sealed in sketches and manuscripts. Visitors will explore five major thematic groupings that demonstrate the range of shared themes, interests, and ongoing dialogue between the two across the centuries, these are: Youthful Scientific Dispositions, Psychology, Invention, the Power of Mathematics, and Painting.

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