Detail from Salvador Dali artwork from Biblia Sacra

Dalí’s ‘Biblia Sacra’

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April 20, 2007 – November 18, 2007

After establishing a friendship with Dalí over the course of several years, Dr. Giuseppe Albaretto commissioned the artist to create 100 paintings based on passages selected from the Latin Vulgate Bible. Giuseppe was a passionate Catholic and stated in an interview in 1995: “I did everything I could to persuade him to meditate on the Catholic religion”. He hoped that the project would lead the artist to a closer relationship with God and to alleviate his perceived domination of the artist by his wife Gala. The results of the Albaretto commission grew to one-hundred and five pieces that were completed between 1963 and 1964. The original illustrations were completed with a combination of gouache, watercolor, ink and pastel. This is the premier exhibition of these prints at The Dalí Museum, and will be shown in two separate presentations.

Curated by Dirk Armstrong, Assistant Curator.