Picasso, Miró, Dalí, Angry Young Men: the Birth of Modernity at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence

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FLORENCE.- The exhibition Picasso, Miró, Dalí. Angry Young Men: the Birth of Modernity brings together over sixty early works of three young artists: Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, and Salvador Dalí, as well as over one hundred of Picasso’s sketches. All three were raised in Catalonia, but came to fame in France where two of them chose to live and to build up their careers, whereas Salvador Dalí stayed largely in Spain. On view at the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence from 11 March to 17 July 2011, the exhibition is structured like a film in a series of ‘flashbacks’ that take the visitor back in time to the very birth of modernity. Beginning with Dalí’s meeting with Picasso (1926), it traces the birth of modernism to its earliest beginnings through Dalí’s responses to Miró, Miró’s encounter with Picasso (1917), and ends just before the young Picasso’s arrival in Paris in 1900, at the start of