I cannot believe I am writing about the High Museum of Art at the Woodruff Arts Center so soon after “The Allure of the Automobile” exhibit. The High Museum of Art has once again amazed me with the opening of “Dali: The Late Work”. The High Museum will be the sole venue for this exhibit. You have plenty of time to plan your trip to Atlanta, as this exhibit is open until January 9th, 2011. “Salvador Dali: The Late Work” showcases his works from 1940 thru 1983.
There are over 100 pieces of work, including films, sculptures, photographs and 40 Salvador Dali paintings divided among six galleries. Some of my favorite pieces are “Christ of St. John of the Cross”, “Santiago El Grande” and lastly “Assumpta Corpuscularia Lapislazulina”.
As you stroll thru the first gallery you will view a selection of vintage photographs that were done in collaboration with photographer Phillippe Halsman. Salvador Dali reinvented himself in the 1940’s exploring art through science, psychology and religion. His art and personality were larger than life. As you continue thru the other galleries you will have a better understanding of Salvador Dali’s development beyond surrealism.
The final gallery traces his work in illustration, fashion and theatre with artists of the 1960’s and 1970’s such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and William de Kooning.
In conjunction with this exhibit the High Museum of Art is featuring a selection of Surrealist classic films such as Un Chien Andalou, Destino and Spellbound.
On your next visit to Atlanta be sure and treat yourself to an afternoon at the High Museum of Art to explore this once in a lifetime exhibit.