The largest exhibition on Salvador Dalí organized outside of Spain, which was exhibited in Istanbul between 2008 and 2009, comes back online thanks to the Sakıp Sabancı Museum.
The Sakıp Sabancı Museum (SSM) in Istanbul displays an exhibition on Salvador Dalí online through its website with the aim of offering art lovers the opportunity to visit some of its main exhibitions from home, at these times of confinement and coronavirus restrictions in that the museum remains closed until the end of May.
The sample that is offered now through the web corresponds to the exhibition “A surrealist: Salvador Dalí” that was exhibited in the museum between September 20, 2008 and February 1, 2009. With a total of 269 works, it constituted the largest exhibition on the Catalan surrealist genius organised outside of Spain, being then visited by more than a quarter of a million people in Istanbul.
In addition to through the museum’s website, the exhibition can also be seen through its social media and YouTube channel, and includes photographs, manuscripts and works that constitute a sample of Dalí’s genius; it is also accompanied by comments from the director of the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation, Montse Aguer Teixidor.
The online exhibition at the Sakıp Sabancı Museum in Istanbul reviews Salvador Dalí’s artistic career, from his childhood to his last years of life and passing through the influence of various styles and artistic movements, from the purest surrealism to the return to classic academicism in the last years of his life.
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