Dallas Museum of Art presents "Dalí’s Divine Comedy" opening day

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Dalí’s Divine Comedy
Salvador Dalí, Hell: The Men who Devour each Other (Canto 30), c. 1960, woodcut, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Lois and Howard B. Wolf, 1996.219.30 Image courtesy of 2020 Salvador Dalí, Gala - Salvador Dalí Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Known for his imaginative dreamscapes filled with irrational juxtapositions and erotic subjects, Surrealist artist Salvador Dalí’s (1904-1989) reputation as an illustrator is a story that often goes untold.

This exhibition showcases Dalí’s most ambitious illustrated series: his colored wood engravings of the Divine Comedy, an epic poem by the medieval Florentine writer Dante Alighieri (1265-1321). Written in 1320, this timeless text recounts Dante’s journey through the Christian otherworldly realms: Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise.

"Dalí’s Divine Comedy" displays selected prints from this series that highlight the artist’s distinctive Surrealist interpretation of each realm and how his images interact with Dante’s text.

The exhibition will remain on display through February 21, 2021.

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Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N. Harwood St.
Dallas, TX 75201

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Admission is free.