Photo courtesy of SMU's Meadows Museum

Spanish Surrealist artist Salvador Dalí’s appreciation for the 17th-century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer will be explored in the exhibition "Dalí/Vermeer: A Dialogue."

In 2016, the Meadows exhibition catalogue Dalí: Poetics of the Small, 1929–1936 shed new light on Dalí’s long obsession with Vermeer’s work. This new exhibition brings together two paintings for the first time: Vermeer’s Woman Reading a Letter (c. 1663), from the Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands, and Dalí’s The Image Disappears (1938), his Surrealist transformation of Vermeer’s composition, from the Fundacio Gala-Salvador Dali, in Figueres, Spain, who displays the painting in the Teatro-Museo Dalí.

Thanks to a side-by-side display of the two paintings, this focused exhibition offers the extraordinarily rare opportunity to see work by these two artists together and trace the ways Dalí infused his own unique artistic vision with themes and techniques borrowed from the Dutch painter. A selection of Dalí’s prints from the Meadows Museum’s permanent collection will also be featured in the galleries.

Spanish Surrealist artist Salvador Dalí’s appreciation for the 17th-century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer will be explored in the exhibition "Dalí/Vermeer: A Dialogue."

In 2016, the Meadows exhibition catalogue Dalí: Poetics of the Small, 1929–1936 shed new light on Dalí’s long obsession with Vermeer’s work. This new exhibition brings together two paintings for the first time: Vermeer’s Woman Reading a Letter (c. 1663), from the Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands, and Dalí’s The Image Disappears (1938), his Surrealist transformation of Vermeer’s composition, from the Fundacio Gala-Salvador Dali, in Figueres, Spain, who displays the painting in the Teatro-Museo Dalí.

Thanks to a side-by-side display of the two paintings, this focused exhibition offers the extraordinarily rare opportunity to see work by these two artists together and trace the ways Dalí infused his own unique artistic vision with themes and techniques borrowed from the Dutch painter. A selection of Dalí’s prints from the Meadows Museum’s permanent collection will also be featured in the galleries.

Spanish Surrealist artist Salvador Dalí’s appreciation for the 17th-century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer will be explored in the exhibition "Dalí/Vermeer: A Dialogue."

In 2016, the Meadows exhibition catalogue Dalí: Poetics of the Small, 1929–1936 shed new light on Dalí’s long obsession with Vermeer’s work. This new exhibition brings together two paintings for the first time: Vermeer’s Woman Reading a Letter (c. 1663), from the Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands, and Dalí’s The Image Disappears (1938), his Surrealist transformation of Vermeer’s composition, from the Fundacio Gala-Salvador Dali, in Figueres, Spain, who displays the painting in the Teatro-Museo Dalí.

Thanks to a side-by-side display of the two paintings, this focused exhibition offers the extraordinarily rare opportunity to see work by these two artists together and trace the ways Dalí infused his own unique artistic vision with themes and techniques borrowed from the Dutch painter. A selection of Dalí’s prints from the Meadows Museum’s permanent collection will also be featured in the galleries.

WHEN

WHERE

Meadows Museum
5900 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75205
https://meadowsmuseumdallas.org/

TICKET INFO

$4-$12; Free for members & kids ages 12 and under.
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