Salvador Dali Exhibition
The Salvador Dali print series Divine Comedy originates in plans by the Italian government to honor the 700th birthday of the Italian poet Dante Alighiere in the beginning of 50's. Although the project was later dropped in Italy, Dali strove to see its completion. In the late 1950s Dali met the French publisher, Joseph Foret, who had issue Dali's series of lithographs for Cervantes's Don Quixote in 1957-1958. After viewing a group of the watercolors for The Divine Comedy at Dali's studio, Foret enthusiastically set out to find support for the creation of The Divine Comedy.
The series consists of 100 prints - one print for each canto plus one cover print. The prints were produced as wood engravings in the years 1959 to 1963 in Paris, commissioned by Joseph Foret. For the series of the Divine Comedy 3,500 blocks were carved by two professional carvers.
The exhibition will take place at Tophane-i Amire and will remain open until February 26, 2012.
Visiting Hours: Every day 10:00-19:00
Tickets are available at Biletix.
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