Salvador Dali : Hidden faces

Center of Contemporary Art

Riga, Latvia : 20/01/2015 to 25/09/2015


First time in Latvia, original works by Salvador Dali, are now in Center of Contemporary Art in Riga and this exhibition is realized in partnership with Collection Kesauri. Exhibition is open 20/01/2015 to 25/09/2015 and is featuring 112 original works of greatest master of our time.


The exhibition "Hidden faces" is composed by exhibits from Collection Kesauri of original works made by Salvador Dali : Serigraphs on silk, tapestries, lithographs, ceramics, works in bronze, silver, applied arts, and also Dali’s and Gala’s personal items. The exhibition "Hidden faces" highlights the major key aspects of work of the greatest artist of our time - Salvador Dali and reveals unknown limits of his work.

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. The exhibited works demonstrate Dali’s creative side, which are unknown to a wide audience , but nonetheless which are essential for the understanding of his art, fantastic world and artistic techniques used by Dali to implement it in a variety of forms and genres. On this point particularly interesting are his designs. Personal items are also interesting, especially Necktie pins, undoubtedly made from Dalí’s layouts.

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 exhibition demonstrates the fruits of Dali’s big efforts in realization of the unique metamorphosis - transformation of the provincial town of Figueres in one of the centers of world’s culture. It is his design works for the promotion of Figueres and various activities conducted there and in the Dali’s Museum.

The exhibition also shows the interest of Dali to perfume and music - the works inspired by the flavors and sounds.

In general, the exhibition as much as possible approaches Dali to the viewer and shows undiscovered facets of his genius, what makes acquaintance with him interesting not only for professionals, but also for people just starting to study art.

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