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Dalí. The Paintings

Copertina rigida21 x 26 cm2.66 kg752 pagine50
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The most complete study of Salvador Dalí’s painted works yet. After years of research, Robert Descharnes and Gilles Néret located previously inaccessible works that epitomize Dalí’s depictions of the subconscious and its strange workings. Complete with updated captions, this opulent edition contextualizes Dalí’s paintings with his own writings, drawings, and archival material.
Dalí. The Paintings

Dalí. The Paintings

50

The Seminal Surrealist

The essential reference on Salvador Dalí’s painted oeuvre

At the age of six, Salvador Dalí (1904–1989) wanted to be a cook. At the age of seven, he wanted to be Napoleon. “Since then,” he later said, “my ambition has steadily grown, and my megalomania with it. Now I want only to be Salvador Dalí, I have no greater wish.” Throughout his life, Dalí was out to become Dalí: that is, one of the most significant artists and eccentrics of the 20th century.

This weighty volume is the most complete study of Dalí’s painted works ever published. After years of research, Robert Descharnes and Gilles Néret located painted works by the master that had been inaccessible for years—so many, in fact, that almost half the featured illustrations appear in public for the first time in this book.

More than a catalogue raisonné, this book contextualizes Dalí’s oeuvre and its meanings by examining contemporary documents, from writings and drawings to material from other facets of his work, including ballet, cinema, fashion, advertising, and objets d’art. Without these crutches to support analysis, the paintings would simply be a series of many images.

The study is divided into two parts: the first examines Dalí’s beginnings as an unknown artist. We witness how the young Dalí deployed all the isms—Impressionism, Pointillism, Cubism, Fauvism, Purism and Futurism—with playful mastery, and how he would borrow from prevailing trends before ridiculing and abandoning them. The second part unveils the conclusions of Dalí’s lifelong inquiries, as well as the great legacy he left in works such as Tuna Fishing (1966/67) or Hallucinogenic Toreador (1970). It includes previously unpublished homages to Velázquez or Michelangelo, painted to the same end as the variations on past masters done by his contemporary, Picasso.

We discover how, motivated by the desire to tease out the secrets of great works and become a Velázquez of the mid-20th century, Dalí became Dalí.
Gli autori

Gilles Néret (1933–2005) è stato storico dell'arte, giornalista, scrittore e corrispondente museale. Ha organizzato numerose rassegne d'arte in Giappone e ha fondato il museo SEIBU e la Galleria Wildenstein di Tokyo. Ha diretto riviste d'arte come L’Œil e Connaissance des Arts e ha ricevuto il premio Elie Faure nel 1981 per le sue pubblicazioni. Con TASCHEN ha pubblicato, tra gli altri, Salvador Dalí: I dipinti, Matisse ed Erotica Universalis.

Robert Descharnes, fotografo e scrittore, ha pubblicato studi sui più grandi nomi della storia dell’arte, tra cui Antoni Gaudí e Auguste Rodin. Dal 1950, documenta e cataloga i dipinti e gli scritti di Dalí ed è attualmente considerato il massimo esperto in materia.

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