Never-Before-Seen Drawings By Surrealist Master Salvador Dali, On View Now

February 11, 2015 1:54 PM

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Never-Before-Seen Drawings By Surrealist Master Salvador Dali, On View Now

In the painted world of Salvador Dali, timepieces ooze like cracked eggs, elephants stand on impossibly spindly legs, and tigers leap forth from fish like the most unlikely of nesting dolls. His works reveal a universe populated by both dreams and nightmares, a type of imagery that came to define 20th century Surrealism in its ability to combine absurdism with bits of the familiar to push the boundaries of accepted thought.

As the National Arts Club's Dianne Bernhard said: “Surrealism was an intellectual and artistic movement that was grounded in the psyche of man. Dali expressed what the unconscious mind was thinking in order to simultaneously liberate and expand culture."

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