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Dalí, the endless enigma

45 min visit

Atelier des Lumières - Paris
19 May → 2 Jan 2022
From Fri to Mon from 10 am to 10 pm. Closed Tue, Wed and Thu.

« Against all odds, the work of the Spanish master lends itself rather well to this exhibition format!  »

As soon as it is possible in spring 2021, the Atelier des Lumières will be illuminated by the famous and singular works of Salvador Dalí. The immersive exhibition "Dalí, the endless enigma" looks back on more than 60 creative years of the Catalan master who travelled and invented several artistic styles. Through a thematic path, the visitor walks through surrealist and metaphysical landscapes and finds himself in the heart of the surprising works of the artist with an overflowing imagination. Exhibited throughout the world (Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres, The Dalí Museum in Florida, Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid, MoMA in New York...) these works, with multiple levels of reading, illuminate the Hall of the Atelier des Lumières. Deployed and animated on the floor and walls up to 10 meters high, they reveal the details of the brushstrokes, the lines and the play of materials. Paintings, drawings, photographs, installations, films and archival images recall the unique personality of the painter with the famous moustache, but also his obsessions with the strange and the supernatural as well as his fascination with his wife Gala, his true muse and collaborator. Emblematic masterpieces, from "The Persistence of Memory" to "Mae West's Face" like a surrealist apartment, through "Atomic Leda" and "The Temptation of Saint Anthony", reveal Dalí's talent as a creator of new languages and unique canvases inspired by the great masters of painting such as Velázquez, Raphael, Michelangelo, Vermeer or Millet. This retrospective, associated with the music of the legendary group Pink Floyd, proposes a journey out of time that awakens the unconscious where the work of Dalí remains a mystery and an endless enigma.


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