Legacy of Dali - 92Y, New York

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Discovering the Legacy of Salvador Dalí

Christopher Heath Brown and Jean-Pierre Isbouts
Discovering the Legacy of Salvador Dalí

Salvador Dalí’s shocking behavior and jarring work alienated critics and fellow Surrealist artists alike throughout his lifetime. Yet, his remarkable talent assured his work would inspire strong emotion, from adoration to anger, for generations to come as it continues to be exhibited all over the world.

December 1, 6:30-7:30 pm ET

Salvador Dalí’s style, though steeped in Surrealism, was not without connection to the Old Masters. Christopher Heath Brown will highlight works on display in well-known contemporary collections, including MoMA, and discuss the deeper investigation that reveals the influence of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo on the artistic style of Dali.

December 8, 1-2 pm ET

Dalí’s work sat at the conflux of European classicism and early Modern Art, framed by the conflict between democratic and totalitarian movements. Jean-Pierre Isbouts will present the political context of France and Spain in the early 20th century and the relationship between Dalí and Generalissimo “El Caudillo” Franco. Discover Dalí’s interest in the Royal and Academy artists of the 19th century, including William Bouguereau, Jules Lefèbvre, Jean-Léon Gerôme and, founder of the French classicist school, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres.

Purchase The Dalí Legacy: How an Eccentric Genius Changed the Art World and Created a Lasting Legacy.

This program takes place on Wednesday, December 1 and 8 and a recording will be available online for later viewing for those who register.

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