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Salvador Dalí's Exhibition In Plzeň

Salvador Dali's sculpture
Salvador Dali's sculpture

On May 14, 2009 an exhibition of pieces of art created by famous Spanish painter Salvador Dalí will open in Bohemian Museum situated in Plzeň. Czech art dealer Zdenek Kocik whose gallery is based in Prague has provided his private collection to the museum to held this event. The exposition will include about 200 lithographs, small bronze sculpture and ceramics.

The display will also contain a series of 20 photographs created by Czech photographer Vaclav Chochola in painter’s studio in Paris. Mr. Kocik commented: “Dali had an apartment in a luxury hotel in Paris where he stayed around the year. He allowed Chochola to stay with him for one week and look into his private life. Wonderful photographs have thus appeared.”

The Salvador Dalí's exhibition in Plzeň will be open until the end of August and then will head to Skopje, the capital city of Macedonia.

Note: Salvador Dalí (the full name is Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech) is a Spanish surrealist painter born in Figueres, Catalonia on May 11, 1904. Dalí had very creative imagination and is known for his bizarre surrealistic images.

In his youth Dalí used to study at drawing school. His first public exhibition took place at the Municipal Theater in Figueres in 1919. In 1922 Dalí became his studies at the Academia de San Fernando (School of Fine Arts) in Madrid. In 1926 he was expelled from the Academia shortly before his final exams. He said no one among his teachers was skilled enough to judge him at the exam.

Dalí was very skilled in many areas besides painting and among fine pictures created a lot of sculptures, pieces of jewelry and other objects of art. He contributed immensely to theatre, fashion industry, and photography. He also used to collaborate with some famous filmmakers, for instance, with Alfred Hitchcock.

Dalí ended his days on January 23, 1989.

Photo: Salvador Dali's sculpture “Gala Asomada a la ventana” (“Gala in the Window”), by Manuel González Olaechea y Franco (wikipedia.org)

Date: 06/05/2009

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