"It simply came to our notice then dahlia“
Exhibition of a private collection of original works by Salvador Dali
Buzau County Museum
Buzau, Romania: 22.09.2020 - 28.02.2021
For the first time in Buzau, the unique exhibition "Surprising Dali" containing original works by Salvador Dali from the Kesauri Collection in France is now at the Buzau County Museum. The exhibition is open from 22/09/2020 to 28/02/2021 and presents 150 original works by the great master of our times.
The "Surprising Dali" exhibition consists of exhibits from the Kesauri Collection of original works by Salvador Dali: lithography, ceramics, bronze, silver, gold works. The exhibition highlights major essential aspects of the work of the great artist of our times - Salvador Dali.
To understand Dali, one must remember the fundamental principle that he was an intellectual artist. Painting, first of all, is the one that best illustrates his theories and ideas. For him it was important to represent not only what we see, but also what we feel, think, probably without realizing it.
The aim of the exhibition is to help the public understand how Salvador Dali materializes his vision, rendered through special artistic language, in the form of images, which often look intangible but are clearly felt by the viewer. Beyond what the eye sees, there is always something hidden, but far more important than just the visual image.
This enigma and mystery attracts and causes the audience to reflect on the fundamental questions of life. Dali's creativity is more about "thinking," "imagining," than "visualizing."
Today, Dali is the most prominent representative of surrealism in art. The critical-paranoid method becomes his way of thinking and self-realization in art. "My whole ambition in the field of painting is to materialize in the most absolutist way possible the precision of the images of concrete irrationalism" (S. Dali). Dali liked to explain the meaning of his work, but… without going into too much detail… "If you think it's too simple, don't hesitate to tell me, I'd be happy to complicate it a bit…".
Dali's creativity, like any work of genius, is relevant today, and his thought "I think we are in the Middle Ages now, but the day of the Renaissance is coming" - is becoming more relevant in the context of the lack of spirituality and depersonalization of man in the modern world. Dali wrote, "Over the centuries, Leonardo da Vinci and I have been communicating with each other." better.
After a series of detailed introductions on artists and their period, the exhibition is divided into seven thematic sections:
Section 1 - Human Trades Portfolio
The series "Human Trades" consists of 11 topics, created by Salvador Dali in the years 1970-1971. Master Dali did not create this series for a limited partner, so his multi-faceted spirit and creativity were not limited by any predetermined direction.
He used symbols and colors with a very specific purpose, that of depicting a rural space familiar to the artist. Therefore, this environment is less known to the general public, which does not know the particular topography of the place.
Later, in 1979, this series "Human Trades" was licensed so that all 11 originals could be used for gold and silver screen printing. Only the silver ones were made, but also these only partially.
Section 2 - Cassandra's Love Portfolio
In 1967, Dali was commissioned by publisher Pierre Argillet to create a series of engravings to illustrate Ronsard's poems. For Dali, the dream images discovered in Ronsard's poetry opened the way for him to express his ideas springing from the subconscious through works with themes such as love, death, the passage of time and the cycle of nature. Each engraving is signed by Dali through embossing.
Section 3 - Tricorn portfolio
Salvador Dali created a series of 20 magnificent lithographs based on the novel and ballet "Tricorn" in 1959. The lithographs are made in a way that requires individual printing of each color, which gives a perfect clarity of color.
Section 4 - Other original works by Salvador Dali
The exhibition features various original works by Salvador Dali, such as tapestries, silk screen printing, lithographs, master-designed postcards or even original works such as the Circular Mosaic that he created especially for the Springbok Edition in New York. Also on display are portfolios and series of Salvador Dali's original works: "The Old Man and the Sea", "Tribute to Meissonier", "1956 Wall Calendar for Hans E. Bahr", "1965 Wall Calendar for Manifattura Ceramica Pozzi" ”.
The exhibition "Surprising Dali" is produced and organized by the Buzău County Museum and Art Expo SIA.
A project that aims to attract families, young people, clients and workers in the art world, offering reduced tickets to exhibitions, events and art and culture activities.
Buzau County Museum
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