09.03.2012 - 01.07.2012
Rome, from March 9th to July 1st, 2012 - Complesso del Vittoriano in Rome dedicates an exhibition to the Spanish multifaceted artist, Salvador Dalí
The capital, after more than sixty years since the last retrospective, hosts again the exhibition dedicated to Salvador Dalì, one of the most celebrated artists of all time. Through many of his oils, drawings, documents, photographs, films, letters, objects, the exhibition aims to fully describe Salvador Dalì, the genius and the artist who was able to create with his eccentricity a fascinating and attractive universe. The exhibition presents the artist's visionary dreams, nightmares and obsessions, always looking for that concept of "wonderful" that the theorist of Surrealism, André Breton, considered as the aim of art. Spanish painter, sculptor, writer, filmmaker and designer, Dalì was best known especially for his striking and bizarre images of surrealist works, arising also in other artistic areas, including cinema, sculpture and photography, and which led him to collaborate with many different artists.
The exhibition, organised in collaboration with the Gala-Salvador Dalì Foundation, offers an original approach to the figure of the artist explored in his different facets: as an artist, designer, thinker, writer, passionate about science, catalyst of the avant-garde trends, illustrator, golsmith, set designer and film-maker. The show will focus on an aspect still neglected in all the different studies and exhibitions previously held on the Spanish artist: his relationship with Italy, conceived as the red wire and the element that holds together all the works on display.
Through several documents, photographs, drawings, letters, projects and objects, the visitor will be able to follow the artist in his travels to Italy, and live again and experience his meetings to establish artistic collaborations, such as the ones with Anna Magnani and Luchino Visconti.
Location: Complesso del Vittoriano