"Dalí: Painting and Film" Exhibition

The Museum of Modern Art

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Bringing together more than 130 paintings, drawings, scenarios, and films by Salvador Dalí (1904–1989), this exhibition explores the role that cinema played in the artist's work. Both an inspiration and an outlet for experimentation, film was Dalí's passion, and cinematic vision became a model for his own work. Collaborations between Dalí and legendary filmmakers are displayed alongside his paintings and other works, illuminating the ways in which ideas, iconography, and pictorial strategies are shared and transformed across mediums. Among the provocative works on display are "Un Chien andalou," a film made with Luis Buñuel, which features the notorious, almost unwatchable sequence of an eye being slit by a razor; "L'Age d'Or," another collaboration with Buñuel and one of the landmarks of Surrealist film; projects undertaken in Hollywood with Alfred Hitchcock and Walt Disney; and such important paintings as "The First Days of Spring" and "Illumined Pleasures."

[Image: Salvador Dalí "Illumined Pleasures" (1929) Oil and collage on composition board, 9 3/8 x 13 3/4 inches. Courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art, The Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection and Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York]



from June 29, 2008 to September 15, 2008


Salvador Dalí

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