Divina Dalí has been in Toronto since April 2023, bringing to life the artistry of none other than Salvador Dalí. After witnessing Dante Alighieri’s powerful oeuvre and being commissioned by the Italian State to illustrate that work, Dalí created a collection of his own surrounding The Divine Comedy and the revolving themes of paradise, hell and purgatory.
At Brookfield Place, you’ll find this complete collaboration spanning through nine years of Dalí’s life — transporting you into the respective worlds of two revolutionary artists. We went to the exhibit ourselves, along with over 14,000 visitors, and we absolutely loved it. It’s only natural we push you to experience Divina Dalí before it leaves the city!
Through the various rooms of the experience — hell, purgatory and paradise — you’ll uncover Dalí and Alighieri’s creative minds. From deep red curtains and a large gray eye to a shower of white strings, Divina Dalí merges +110 original Dalí pieces with stunning installations.
The experience is curated by renowned museologist, designer, creator, director and author, Raynald Michaud and Dalí’s official archivist, Frank Hunter. These giants of the art world present the artists’ work in a fresh, new way — giving us new perspectives on both creatives and their process.
The interconnectedness between purgatory, hell and paradise makes us wonder: what is life, what is death? So many questions arise during Divina Dalí, we had to sit to recollect ourselves more than once (and that’s what an art exhibit should be, if you ask us).
Dalí and Alighieri, though separated by 700 years, aligned creatively and offered a new way to see and feel art:
Through their collaboration, they explored the myths, delved into the human condition, and captured the power of love through fantastical illustrations, cementing their place in history as creative visionaries.
🍷 For more artistic goodness, experience a “wine and opera” evening on December 16th — at the heart of the exhibit. Breathtaking violin performances, tasty European wines, and of course, Dalí’s most stunning works await. A part of ticket proceeds go over to the Ukrainian Canadian Social Services in Toronto! Secure your spot here!