110 rare masterpieces from the private collections of Dalí’s archivist will make an appearance, surrounded by themed music and performance lighting for an all-encompassing experience like no other. Divina Dalí is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the artist’s mesmerizing oeuvre outside of museums, from a sculpture that hasn’t been exhibited in 50 years to an original painting used as the backdrop for a Hitchock film.
Curated by multidisciplinary museologist Raynald Michaud and official archivist of Dalí, Frank Hunter, Divina Dalí recounts the awe-inspiring poetry of Dante’s Divine Comedy. In 1950, the Italian State commissioned Dalí to illustrate Dante’s acclaimed literary work in honor of its 700th anniversary. The project initially caused mayhem among the public, but that didn’t stop Dalí from bringing the request to completion. Divina Dalí brings this collection to life while recounting one of the most beautiful tales in the history of mankind. With the use of visuals and carefully curated music, the exhibit “transports you into new realms.”
Divina Dalí was unveiled at Brookfield Place last April. The exhibition is now being extended through September 30 from Tuesday to Sunday. Producers La Girafe en Feu, when speaking on their captivating experience, affirm it is a mesmerizing trip down the path of two iconic artists:
“Through their [Dalí, Dante] 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.”