Dali: Painting and Film

The Joan and Preston Robert Tisch Exhibition Gallery, sixth floor
Bringing together more than 130 paintings, drawings, scenarios, and films by Salvador Dal� (1904�1989), this exhibition explores the role that cinema played in the artist's work. Both an inspiration and an outlet for experimentation, film was Dal�'s passion, and cinematic vision became a model for his own work. Collaborations between Dal� and legendary filmmakers are displayed alongside his paintings and other works, illuminating the ways in which ideas, iconography, and pictorial strategies are shared and transformed across mediums. Among the provocative works on display are Un Chien andalou, a film made with Luis Bu�uel, which features the notorious, almost unwatchable sequence of an eye being slit by a razor; L'Age d'Or, another collaboration with Bu�uel and one of the landmarks of Surrealist film; projects undertaken in Hollywood with Alfred Hitchcock and Walt Disney; and such important paintings as The First Days of Spring and Illumined Pleasures. In conjunction with the gallery exhibition, a series of screenings in the MoMA theaters presents the classic and avant-garde motion pictures Dal� treasured, films on which he collaborated, and examples of his legacy in contemporary cinema.

MoMA WebsiteThe Joan and Preston Robert Tisch Exhibition Gallery, sixth floor
Bringing together more than 130 paintings, drawings, scenarios, and films by Salvador Dal� (1904�1989), this exhibition explores the role that cinema played in the artist's work. Both an inspiration and an outlet for experimentation, film was Dal�'s passion, and cinematic vision became a model for his own work. Collaborations between Dal� and legendary filmmakers are displayed alongside his paintings and other works, illuminating the ways in which ideas, iconography, and pictorial strategies are shared and transformed across mediums. Among the provocative works on display are Un Chien andalou, a film made with Luis Bu�uel, which features the notorious, almost unwatchable sequence of an eye being slit by a razor; L'Age d'Or, another collaboration with Bu�uel and one of the landmarks of Surrealist film; projects undertaken in Hollywood with Alfred Hitchcock and Walt Disney; and such important paintings as The First Days of Spring and Illumined Pleasures. In conjunction with the gallery exhibition, a series of screenings in the MoMA theaters presents the classic and avant-garde motion pictures Dal� treasured, films on which he collaborated, and examples of his legacy in contemporary cinema.

MoMA WebsiteThe Joan and Preston Robert Tisch Exhibition Gallery, sixth floor
Bringing together more than 130 paintings, drawings, scenarios, and films by Salvador Dal� (1904�1989), this exhibition explores the role that cinema played in the artist's work. Both an inspiration and an outlet for experimentation, film was Dal�'s passion, and cinematic vision became a model for his own work. Collaborations between Dal� and legendary filmmakers are displayed alongside his paintings and other works, illuminating the ways in which ideas, iconography, and pictorial strategies are shared and transformed across mediums. Among the provocative works on display are Un Chien andalou, a film made with Luis Bu�uel, which features the notorious, almost unwatchable sequence of an eye being slit by a razor; L'Age d'Or, another collaboration with Bu�uel and one of the landmarks of Surrealist film; projects undertaken in Hollywood with Alfred Hitchcock and Walt Disney; and such important paintings as The First Days of Spring and Illumined Pleasures. In conjunction with the gallery exhibition, a series of screenings in the MoMA theaters presents the classic and avant-garde motion pictures Dal� treasured, films on which he collaborated, and examples of his legacy in contemporary cinema.

MoMA Website

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