Dalì meets Dante in Ascona
30 November 2020
The Italian government commissioned Salvador Dalì (1904-1989) in 1950 to illustrate a special edition of la Divina Commedia, the famous work by Dante Alighieri (1265-1321). Dalì made one hundred watercolor woodcuts format A4.
They represent thirty-three watercolors each for Hell, Purgatory and Paradise and an introduction. They form an original and unique expression of the imagination of the master of Surrealism.
The journey through the Hell, Purgatory and Paradise is interpreted in a metaphysical and psychological way.
It is the first time this work of art can be seen outside Italy. (Source and further information: https://foundationmajid.com).