High Museum of Art Atlanta presents Dali’s latest work
The exhibition displays the works of the artist created during his last four artistic decays. ‘Dali: The Late Work’ brings together a collection of more than 40 paintings and other artistic media. Among them there are sculptures, films and photographs, many of them new to the public, as they have not been exhibited before. His last forty years of his career beginning with reinventing himself during the 1940s are represented by his use of visual art to explore science, psychology and religion. In fact, throughout his career Dali did nothing else but to paint the subject matter of his time and represent this subject matter using all kinds of techniques and materials.
Salvador Dali was a prominent Spanish surrrealist painter who involved himself in a many artistic fields, including writing and movies. His career is made of more than 1500 paintings, plus illustrations for books, lithographs, designs for theater sets and costumes,drawings and sculptures. Among his other projects there an animated cartoon for Disney called Destino (1945), which was released in 2003, and a collaboration with director Jack Bond, in 1965 that have birth to a movie titled Dali in New York. His works can be viewed in permanent exhibitions in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain; St. Petersburg, California; Madrid; Pacific Palisades, California;Paris, France and London, England.
The featured exhibition at High Museum of Art, Atlanta, will remain open through January 9, 2011 and it is also a basis for two more events: a lecture on September 30 and and another one on October 5, 2010. The lecture on September 30 is entitled ‘Partners in Crime: The Collaborative Work of Salvador Dalí and Philippe Halsman’ and is going to take place at Rich Theater, beginning 7 p.m. Places are limited, so make sure you buy the tickets in advance. More details about how to buy the tickets can be found here.
The lecture is going to be held by William Jeffett, Chief Curator of Exhibitions at the Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, and the photographer’s daughter, Irene Halsman. They are going to explore the photographs that were taken in collaboration of Dali with Philippe Halsman for a period of 30 years. The event on October 5, 2010 features Jeff Koons, a contemporary artist whose work was influenced by Dali and will take place at Symphony Hall, from 7 p.m. Information about admission can be found here.
Being influenced by an artist such as Dali shows that Dali’s value and his work are going to be eternal. An artist that could create so many artworks in so many art fields as Dali did should be made known to the public as often as possible and this exhibition is trying to do so.11