Fabergé Museum opens its exhibition «Salvador Dalí. Surrealist and classicist». Salvador Dalí is a prominent Spanish surrealist, one of the leading figures in the development of 20th century art. And he is just as endlessly paradoxical as the century itself. Immediately recognizable and with a style unlike anyone else, he took his place in the history of visual arts, and he is also remembered in the history of design, fashion, cinematography, theatre and literature. Dalí could manage to reflect in his art practically all of the great ideas and contradictions of his time.
This is the first time such a large exhibition of Dalí’s art is in St Petersburg, it includes more than 150 of the artist’s paintings and graphic works, provided by the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation in Figueres (Catalonia, Spain) other museums and private collections. The exhibition follows the artist’s creative journey, beginning with the surrealist works of the 1930s that made him famous and concluding with his turn to themes of classical European art in the 1980s. The exhibition particularly emphasizes Dalí’s conceptualizations of the legacy of Italian Renaissance masters Michelangelo and Cellini and of Dante’s Divine Comedy.
Event date: 01.04.2017 – 02.07.2017