Salvador Dali: Masterpieces from the Collection of the Salvador Dali Museum

Salvador Dali: Masterpieces from the Collection of the Salvador Dali Museum

by Kenneth Wach
     
 

Salvador Dali, the renowned Surrealist painter, was a notoriously flamboyant figure in the art world for the greater part of the 20th century. Here, 40 of his masterpieces have been selected from the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, the most comprehensive collection of the work of the great Catalan artist. Illuminating the colorplates are extensive…  See more details below

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Salvador Dali, the renowned Surrealist painter, was a notoriously flamboyant figure in the art world for the greater part of the 20th century. Here, 40 of his masterpieces have been selected from the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, the most comprehensive collection of the work of the great Catalan artist. Illuminating the colorplates are extensive commentaries by art historian Kenneth Wach. 71 illustrations, 10 in full color.

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bn.com
Beyond the melting clocks and distorted bodies the world instantly recognizes as the work of Dalí is a tremendous body of work. Forty masterpieces by the eccentric surrealist painter are presented here with insightful commentary by art historian Kenneth Wach. Chosen from the collection of the Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, and reproduced in vivid color, each work is examined through the lens of the early 20th-century developments that shaped Dalí and his vision of the modern world.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The Salvador Dal Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, which had its origins in the collection of A. Reynolds Morse and Eleanor R. Morse, houses works that span Dal's (1904-1989) career, from the accomplished drawings and paintings of his youth to the surrealist paintings for which he gained fame and notoriety. In this slim volume, 40 of the museum's paintings are exquisitely reproduced in full color and accompanied by brief commentaries in which art historian Wach discusses their psychological content and their place in Dal's oeuvre. Wach's introduction, which doesn't treat Dal's work in depth but presents a readable overview of his career, outlines Dal's life and development as an artist, emphasizing his debt to Freud, the influence of his wife, Gala Eluard, his relationship to other surrealists and the sources of his complex imagery and iconography. A number of Dal's drawings are included in the introduction, and there is an extensive chronology of the artist's life and a bibliography. Wach teaches at the University of Melbourne. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810932357
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 13.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
Up to 12 Years

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