ART REVIEW | SALVADOR DALI
A Brazen Visionary With a Surreal Self
By ROBERTA SMITH
Published: February 18, 2005
Philadelphia — The Philadelphia Museum of Art's retrospective of the work of Salvador Dalí, the megalomaniacal Surrealist painter and every teenager's favorite artist, is a visual and psychic marathon. It fills 20 galleries, many quite large, with nearly 200 works of art, many quite small and so stupefyingly detailed that they require close study. At times, as one gallery follows another, the show begins to feel like a Surrealist labyrinth. Be prepared to catch a good case of Dalí delirium.
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Weekend Edition - Saturday, February 19, 2005 · Salvador Dali is renowned for surrealist paintings of the 1920s and '30s, when bizarre imagery and fluid forms populated his canvases. Yet his sphere of artistic influence extended beyond his avante-garde painting style.
The exhibition offers a chance to take a fresh look Dali's impact on the world of art a century after his birth. Joel Rose of member station WHYY in Philadelphia took an early tour.