In line with the major monographs of 20th century artists presented at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco, the major exhibition in the summer of 2019 will be devoted to "Dalí, a history of painting" curated by Montse Aguer, Director of the Dalí Museums. This retrospective offers the public an exceptional journey through Dalinian artistic production. The selection includes paintings, drawings and photographs dated from 1910 to 1983 and allows to discover the different stages of the artist's creation. It not only offers a retrospective view of Dalí's work, but also reveals how the painter himself became part of the history of 20th century painting. The corpus of surrealist paintings selected for this exhibition shows the specific aspect of Dali to André Breton's movement. Under the influence of Gala, in the 1940s and 1950s, Dali devoted himself to the observation of classicism in his paintings, rather through works by Renaissance artists. In the last stage of his creation in the 80s, Dali was already ill, his painting was marked by evocation and reflections on death, immortality and his passion for painting. A final chapter will be devoted to the influence of the great masters of art history on Dalí's artistic conception. In 50 Magic Secrets to Painting Dali publishes a painting with a comparative analysis of the most remarkable painters in art history. In its classification, Vermeer de Delft, Raphael, Velasquez, Leonardo da Vinci and Picasso are the most highly rated painters. The selection includes around a hundred works: paintings, drawings and photographs, mainly from the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation in Figueres and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid.

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