Some interesting new material on the spanish surrealist. Dali was the son of an avowed atheist father and a devout Spanish Catholic mother, Dalí's early career embraced the paternal path. In 1958, however, Dalí was granted an audience with Pope Pius XII during which he presented a small replica of his colossal painting, the Madonna of Port Lligat. Dalí sought not only a papal blessing for his work, but also permission to marry his longtime companion, Gala Eluard, in the Catholic Church. If you ever get to the National Gallery in DC, you can find Dali's monumental painting The Last Supper, by the elevators in the lower level. A beautiful work that far surpassed his surrealist works.
posted on 10/13/2005 11:10:40 AM PDT
posted on 10/13/2005 12:22:08 PM PDT
by Old Seadog
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At the Bank of New England, in their Prudential Center branch, they had a hugh painting by him, Galacidalacidesoxyribonucleidacid. I tried to find a picture of it on the 'net but no luck yet.
Gala was standing in the foreground with her back to us. To the right were soldiers arranged in a DNA string. God, the Father was across the top, bringing His Son up to Heaven.
It was beautiful!
posted on 10/14/2005 6:46:53 PM PDT
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posted on 10/17/2005 9:33:05 AM PDT
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