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Exhibition January 28 − March 25, 2020

"The Divine Comedy" by Dante Alighieri in illustrations by Salvador Dali

In the Moscow exhibition hall "Manege" allillustrations of Salvador Dali to the "Divine Comedy" by Dante Alighieri.

Visitors will be able to see more than forty unique color lithographs created by Dali for the anniversary edition of the Divine Comedy. Although the author liked to experiment with techniques, he chose lithography for the design of Dante’s creation.

According to experts and connoisseurs of creativitySalvador Dali, illustrations of "Divine Comedy" - the pinnacle of graphic art of the brilliant Spaniard. In fact, Dali was engaged in this work for about eight years, he drew one drawing for every thousand lines of the poem. The author’s illustrations contain precisely marked images and details: thanks to them, the viewer finds himself in an unknown world of mysterious mysticism and expressive images.

Illustrations for the Divine Comedy, with the permission of the Italian State Institute of Press, were exhibited in May 1954 in the Roman Palazzo Pallavicini Rospigliosi. Dali claimed that “he did not try to romanticize dark forces, but sought to shock art connoisseurs with the“ angel coefficient of his hell’s viscosity ”.