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In this year that commemorates the 30th anniversary of the death of the artist (1904-1989), the exhibition "Dalí. A History of Painting" exhibition offers the public an exceptional journey through the painter’s artistic production. It not only offers a retrospective view of Dalí's work, but reveals how the painter himself saw himself in the history of twentieth-century painting. The selection brings together paintings, drawings, documentation and photographs dated from 1910 to 1983 and reveals the different stages in the artist's creativity. After the first experiments, he immersed himself in the European avant-gardes: Impressionism, Cubism, metaphysical painting and abstract art, hyperrealism, surrealism… Dalí devoted himself to the observation of classicism in his paintings paying tribute to the most remarkable painters in the history of art such as Vermeer, Velázquez, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci and Picasso.

The selection made by Montse Aguer, Curator of the exhibition, Director of the Dalí Museums, includes about 80 paintings, drawings and photographs, mostly from the Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí in Figueres, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía de Madrid, and also from Dalí Museum de St-Petersburg in Florida and from a private collection.