As a result of the success of this exhibition in Poland, Lithuania and Romania – in Arad, Buzau and Ramenko Falcia, original works from the unique exhibition “Unexpected Dali” (“Unexpected Dali”))I am now at the George County Museum “Alexandru Ștefulescu” in Târgu Jiu, Romania.
The exhibition is open from February 16 to May 22 and, according to collector Vasili Kisuri, contains 150 original works by Salvador Dali. The exhibition also provides visitors with an innovative and unique audio guide, specifically designed to keep the epidemic safe. The exhibition was organized by Vasili Kesuri and Alexander Kesuri, collectors, and Dorina Siublia-Vedova, museum photographer in the Department of Art of the Gorge County Museum “Alexandru Tivolescu” in Târgu Jiu. The exhibition is organized by ArtExpo SIA (Latvia) and Kesauri Collection, In partnership with the George County Museum “Alexandru Ștefulescu” of Târgu Jiu.
The exhibition “Unlimited Dali” consists of pieces belonging to the Kesauri Collection, original works made by Salvador Dali: lithographs, ceramics, bronze, silver and gold. The exhibition highlights key aspects of the work of one of the most important artists of our time – Salvador Dali.
According to the organizers, the purpose of the exhibition is to help the public see and understand the ways in which Dali embodied his ideas, due to his own artistic language, in the form of images.
“In addition to what the eyes can see, there is a wide variety of things that cannot be said, that must be felt and are far more important than what you see. This mystery, this puzzle attracts the viewer and forces them to think about the fundamental questions of life. Dali’s creativity lies in” Think” and “imagine” more than “see.” Today, Dali is the most prominent representative of surrealism in art. The paranoid critical style becomes his way of thinking and perceiving in art. “My ambition in the field of painting is to embody images of concrete irrationality with the greatest imperial precision.” (S. Dali) The artist likes to explain the meaning of his art…but without going into too much detail.”If you think it’s too simple, feel free to tell me, I’ll be happy to complicate things a little more.”
Dali’s creativity, like any work of genius, is relevant today, and his thought “I believe we are in the Middle Ages now, but the day of the Renaissance will come” is increasingly important in the context of de-spiritualization and depersonalization of man in the modern world. Dali wrote: “Throughout the centuries, Leonardo da Vinci and I have communicated with each other.” We must also connect with our contemporaries, who, through his art, challenge us to think, trying to make the world a better place. ”, according to Vasily Kisuri, an antique collector.
The exhibition is divided into seven thematic sections.
Section 1 – “Professions” / “Man’s Occupations”
The series consists of 11 themes drawn by Salvador Dali in 1970 and 1971. Master Dali did not create these works to order, so his multifaceted spirit and creativity were not limited by a number of predetermined directions. He used symbols and colors specific to the region of the country he was familiar with. For this reason, the works may appear not specific to the rural area to an audience unfamiliar with this terrain. Later, in 1979, the production of the “Professions” series of 11 original pieces in the form of screen printing in silver and gold was allowed. Only the silver chain was made, not completely made.
Section 2 – “Cassandra’s Love”
In 1967, Dali received an order from publisher Pierre Arguelet to create a series of engravings to accompany Ronsard’s poems. For Dali, the imaginative dream he found in Ronsard’s poetry paved the way for him to express his ideas of the imagination and the unconscious through themes such as love, death, the passage of time and the cycle of nature. Each inscription was signed by Dali in a second.
Section 3 – “Tricorn”
Salvador Dali created this remarkable series of 20 lithographs based on the novel and ballet Tricorn in 1995. Each lithograph represents the pinnacle of art up to then. Lithographs are made in such a way that each color is printed individually, which gives them color clarity.
Section 4 – Other original works by Salvador Dali
The gallery includes many original works by Salvador Dali, such as tapestries, silkscreen printing, lithography, postcards by the master and even original works of the designer, such as Circular Puzzle, which he made especially for the Springbok edition in New York. It also contains portfolios and serials from Dali’s original works: “The Old Man and the Sea”, “Hommage a Meissonier”, “The 1956 Wall Calendar by Hans E. Bahr”, “The Wall Calendar 1965 by Manifattura Ceramica Pozzi”.
Adults – 25 lei with text support, 30 lei with voice support
7-17 year olds, pupils, students, and retirees – 15 lei with text support, 20 lei with voice support
Children aged 7 to 17 years (inclusive) accompanied by at least one adult; A child in the student group (at least 10 lei) – 10 lei with text support, 15 lei with voice support
Children up to 7 years old and the teacher accompanying the group – free of charge.
The exhibition is supported by: Gorge County Council, Târgu Jiu City Council, Union of Plastic Artists of Romania – Târgu Jiu Branch, National Museum “Constantin Brankoy”, Gorge Provincial Library “Christian Tell”, Drama Theater “Elvira Gudiano”