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Written by Michela | 16 September, 2010 8:30

The Department of Culture of the Municipality of Milan at the Palazzo Reale presents, from 22 September 2010 the 30 January 2011, "Salvador Dalí. The dream is approaching " by Vincenzo Trione. The exhibition is made possible thanks to the extraordinary collaboration of Foundation Gala-Salvador DalIn Figueras, and will seek important loans from national and international museums such as the Foundation, The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia Madrid, The fromIn Museum St. Petersburg in Florida, The Museum Boijmans di Rotterdam, L’Animation Research Library of Walt Disney Animation Studios di Burbank in California, The Peggy Guggenheim Collection Venice, The March Rovereto and the Vatican Museums.

The exhibition, sponsored by the City of Milan - Culture and produced by Palazzo Reale 24 HOURS Culture - Group 24 AT Financial Group in partnership with Unipol and with the support of the Tourism in Italy Spanish, presents well 50 works by Salvador Dalí, investigating in depth the relationship between painting and landscape.

The Spanish artist brings us back to Milan after the exhibition which took place in October 1954 Royal Palace, in Caryatid Room. The same Caryatid Room from which he drew inspiration for the seat of his house in Figueras, now home to the Foundation Gala-Salvador Dalí. “We again need to Dalí to escape from a condition often boring, predictable. And this show we need to make a hole in your cultural conformity and forward so all the power of creativity. - Said the Councillor for Culture of the Municipality of Milan Massimiliano Finazzer Flory – Because the dream is within us and is one of the forms of reality and desire that art tells and through which art is said. Dali in Milan is the amount of creativity in power or rather the power of creativity. A report must-”.

L’allestimento will be edited by the architect Oscar Tusquets Blanca, friend and colleague of Salvador Dalí: author, together with the Master Surrealist, room Mae West museum in Figueras and the famous sofa Dalilips. For the first time the room Mae West will be implemented within the exhibition same as it was conceived by Dalí: a stunning contemporary installation.

Salvador Dalí. The dream is close"Makes use of a scientific committee composed of outstanding scholars of the highest international level: Montse Aguer, Director of the Center for Study of the Dalí Foundation Gala-Salvador Dalí; Hank Hines, Director of fromIn Museum St. Petersburg in Florida; Antonio Paolucci, Director of Vatican Museums; Serraller, eminent scholar of modern Spanish, e Robert Storr, U.S. critic and curator dean of Yale School of Art.

Touring the exhibition will be available on short Destination Salvador Dali and Walt Disney, never shown before in Italy: Dalí worked alongside Disney between 1945 and 1946 but the film was completed only in 2003 thanks to the original drawings kept by 'Animation Research Library of Walt Disney Animation Studios di Burbank in California, some of which are exceptionally exposed in collaboration with The Walt Disney Company.

The exhibition is accompanied The extensive catalog with texts by Vincenzo Trione, Montse Aguer, Paul Bertetto, Robert Storr, Oscar Tusquets Blanca, Catherine Millet, Bruce Sterling, published by 24 HOURS Culture - Group 24 hours. IULM University of Milan is an official partner of the exhibition.


The exhibition will deepen the relationship between the Spanish artist and the theme of landscape. It is a little known aspect of the general public, which offers unexpected insights on the nexus of Dali painting with the Italian Renaissance, surrealism and metaphysics, in a process that, according to the curator Vincenzo Trione, painter brings chaos to silence the unconscious. Cadres who want to document an "other" Dali: mystical, religious, spiritual.

1 Historical landscapes: look behind and around him.

In the first room dedicated to the memory are juxtaposed works that illustrate the relationship

affects the past as The Venus de Milo with drawers, from the museum Boymansvan

Di Beuningen Rotterdam, or paintings dedicated to Velaquez.

In the next room of Evil shows the artist's relationship with the contemporary: in

especially the theme is linked to the war (as in Melancholy Atomic of

Reina Sofia in Madrid and in Face of war of Museum Boijmans di Rotterdam

2 Landscapes autobiographical: look within himself

In the room are the works of the Imaginary more related to the surrealist period, where

the artist explores issues related to the unconscious, introspection and self-seeking: by

Three age Museum of St. Petersburg (Florida) To Research of the fourth dimension Foundation

di Figueras.

The surreal immaginario, then. come to life inside the room where it will Wishlist

reconstructed, so impeccable philological and unpublished, the famous Mae West Room by

architect Oscar Tusquets Blanca, which was co-author of the project: as he wrote the same in Dali

un’intervista (exhibited) the mirrors were to be used in Figueras in reality

replaced with TV screens, confirming once again his early media.

3 Landscapes of the absence: look beyond self-

Finally, Dali abandons the representation of the human person. And in the silence of the room you

always stronger than the absence of the figure until his disappearance and the triumph of landscape. In a

metaphysical reference, which has its climax in Way enigma (Foundation Gala- Salvador Dalí

Reina Sofia).

The Empty Room is the culmination of chaos where the painting becomes a painting of silence.

First, scenarios marked by distressing worries. then, even the abstraction, as evidenced

the last oil painting by the artist before his death, In 1983, The abduction of Europe (stored at

Figueras): a monochrome blue, split from injuries, almost an involuntary crack.

4 Epilogue

The final section of the exhibition is a summary. There is documented the relationship between Dali and

Walt Disney. In exposures, paintings that reveal classical references, Renaissance memories,

metaphysical atmospheres and iconic pop.

Each section is accompanied by large sections from the same documentary where í, Through

interviews and video equipment, talks about his relationship with some of the places and

landscapes he loved, the same countries as in Catalonia, which become his refuge and home

Foundation named after him (Figueras, Cadaques, Portlligat), Italy and the beloved Paris.


Mar > Judgement 9.30/19.30 lun > 14.30/19.30 Thurs and Sat > 9.30/22.30

The ticket office closes one hour before