Salvador Dali and the Surrealists 10th-18th May 2014

26 March 2014


 

Gallery Rouge St. Albans is proud to announce the fourth exhibition in their annual showcase of 20th Century Masters; Salvador Dali and the Surrealists pays homage to one of the most ground-breaking movements in art history. 

Arguably one of the most recognisable and imitated artists of all time, Salvador Dali grew up in the foothills of the Pyrenees; it was this exposure to the archetypal Spanish landscape which informed and inspired his early yet sophisticated drawings. A reoccurring motif in Dali’s visual language, the environment featured prominently in priceless Surrealist works such as ‘The Persistence of Memory’ (1931) which is now housed in the permanent collection of MoMA, New York.  Weaved into his dream narrative were themes of religion, psychoanalysis and time which were played out throughout his lifetime and continue to be referenced in modern popular culture, such is his resonating influence.

Early examples of prints and sketches are prized and valued as legitimate works of art in their own right, considered to be an exceptional insight into the mind of a genius.  Salvador Dali and the Surrealists will offer such pieces including original Lithographs, Etchings and Drawings for acquisition, not only from Dali but contemporary revolutionary talents.

Known as much for his colourful and eccentric personality, Salvador Dali was an extraordinary and pioneering draftsman whose legacy still resonates and inspires today.  Be the first to learn about the works which will be available for acquisition by registering your details at stalbans@galleryrouge.co.uk.