The Dali' Exhibit Opens up with a Bang in Rome — Photo courtesy of srettFor those who wondered whether the Spring season of museum exhibits in Rome would open up with a bang, Dalì is your answer. Through July 1st, art aficionados catch a rare glimpse into the artistic career of the Spanish painter Salvaor Dalì at the Complesso del Vittoriano.
The exhibit features paintings, drawings, photographs, letters and even personal objects that are meant to show vistors' the powerful influence that Italy played on Dali's works and painting style. The display investigates the artist's complex personality and the many characteristics of a genius: painter, writer, designer, thinker, director and set designer.
The exhibit opens uo with a look at some of Dalì's greatest Italian influences: great Renaissance masterminds such as Raphael and Michelangelo. Later on in the exhibit, visitors are taken on a journey through some of Dalì's travels through Italy as one witnesses various snapshots of the painter with several Italian landscapes and backdrops. The strongest connection that Dalì makes with Italy is his connection with the Eternal City – which in a intricate sketch of the elephant obelisk, undoubtedly inspired by Bernini’s Pulcino della Minerva obelisk.