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Largest-scale retrospective exhibition on surrealist artist Salvador Dali runs at DDP Updated: 2021-12-06 08:36:26 KST

Keep an open mind and dive into Dali's artworks.
Be free and Dali will fill you with his knowledge and art.
That's what experts suggest visitors do when enjoying the largest-scale retrospective of the Spanish master of surrealism Salvador Dali.

"Dali is known for putting outlandish and dream-like landscapes on canvas. But it is never easy to see an extensive collection of his paintings. At Seoul's DDP, masterpieces from major Dali museums in Spain and the U.S are together in one place, inviting visitors to take a look at Dali's overall life and be immersed in his boundless creativity."

Around one-hundred-40 artworks have been gathered from three major Dali museums Dali's Theatre-Museum from the artist's birthplace of Figueres, Spain, the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, and the Salvador Dali Museum in Florida.
From masterpieces with his iconic images of crutches and melting clocks, to a variety of sectors he got interested in making seminal films and animations, and designing the props for plays and movies, the exhibition highlights every aspect of his career.

"This sort of an exhibition with so much the multimedia pieces here would have been exactly what Dali would have wanted to show and this exhibition in Korea really demonstrates a very good understanding of Dali's love of the future and the present."

The experts say Dali was ahead of his time, and brought the new genre of surrealist art to a whole other level.

"Andre Breton once said about Dali that one of the things that he has given to surrealism was that he has opened windows of the way of thinking of surrealism."

"Dali was the person that first understood the 20th century and a lot of the things he does were not understood on his time. We understood them later. So going through this exhibition with that mentality trying to discover that Dali was basically the quintessential innovator, and rulebreaker, is actually very interesting."

Travel to Dali's homeland of Spain might be difficult right now, but the exhibition, which runs until March, means we can enjoy his masterpieces here instead.
Kim Bo-kyoung, Arirang News.
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