Salvador Dali. Materialization of the Surreal
Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre
Daugavpils, Latvia : 16/11/2013 to 18/01/2014
Following the success of this exhibition in Latvia and Estonia, original works by Salvador Dali, are now in Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre and this exhibitions is realized in partnership with Collection Kesauri. Exhibition is open from16/11/2013 to 18/01/2014 and is featuring 115 original works of greatest master of our time.
The exhibition "Materialization of surreal" is composed by exhibits from Collection Kesauri of original works made by Salvador Dali : lithographs, ceramics, works in bronze, silver, gold. The exhibition "Materialization of surreal" highlights the major key aspects of work of the greatest artist of our time - Salvador Dali.
To understand Dali, it should put the fundamental principle that he was an intellectual artist. His painting is it primarily to illustrate his theories and ideas. It was important for him to not represent what we see but what we feel, think, probably without realizing it.
The aim of the exhibition is to help the public to see and understand how Dali materializes his views thanks to his special artistic language in the form of images, which often take an intangible aspect, but clearly are felt by spectator . Beyond what the eye sees is always a wide range of something unspeakable, but much more important than what we see. This puzzle and mystery attracts and forces them to think about the fundamental questions of life. Creativity of Dali is more to "think", "imaginate" rather than "see."
Today, Dali is the most prominent representative of surrealism in art. If the word "Surrealism" appears for the first time in the writings of French poet Gerard de Nerval (1808-1855), it was not until the twentieth century and André Breton, to become a doctrine, a way of thinking.
Paranoiac-critical method becomes his way of thinking and self-realization in art. "My whole ambition in the pictorial plan is to materialize with the most imperialist fury of precision images of concrete irrationality" (S. Dali). Dali loved to explain the meaning of his work, but ... not too deep into the details ... "If you find that this is too simple, do not hesitate to tell me, I would be happy to complicate it little be ..." .
Dali's creativity, as well as any work of a genius, is relevant today, and his next thought: "I think we are now in the Middle Ages, but the day will come Renaissance" - is becoming more present in the context of growth of spirituality lack and depersonalization of man in the modern world. Dali wrote: "Over the centuries, Leonardo da Vinci and me, we are reaching out to each other" we also - we should reach out to our contemporary, who, through his art, makes us think, trying to change our world to become better.