High Museum of Art to Explore Salvador Dalí’s Late Work

Salvador Dalí - “Santiago El Grande,” 1957 - Oil on canvas, 160 1/2 x 120 in. Beaverbrook Art Gallery, New Brunswick.

ATLANTA, GA.- The first
major exhibition to reevaluate
the last half of Salvador Dalí’s career will be presented
exclusively at
the High Museum of Art this August. Beginning in the late 1930s,
Dalí went
through a radical change in which he embraced Catholicism,
developed the
concept of nuclear mysticism and, in effect, reinvented himself as
an
artist.
Comprising more than 40 paintings and a related
group of
drawings, prints and other Dalí ephemera, “Salvador Dalí: The Late
Work”
will also explore the artist’s enduring fascination with science,
optical
effects and illusionism as well as his connections to such artists
of the
1960s and 1970s as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Willem de
Kooning. The High will be the sole venue for the
exhibition, where
it will be on view from August 7, 2010, through January 9, 2011.

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