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Friday, September 7, 2018 - 10:30am

FREE but reservations are required


Intimate Images: Dalí and the Tradition of the Small

Mark A. Roglán, Linda P. and William A. Custard Director, Meadows Museum

Throughout the history of art, there are numerous examples of large-scale masterworks that have captured the world’s attention; yet, there is also a tradition of works whose power lies in their minute scale and the intimate relationship they command with the viewer. This program will place the small-format works of Salvador Dalí in the context of the tradition of miniature painting. It will consider the span from medieval illuminated manuscripts up to the 19th century and the intimately scaled, precise paintings made in the academic tradition. Special focus will be given to the tradition of Dutch cabinet paintings and Dalí’s fascination with the celebrated 17th-century painter Johannes Vermeer.


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