There is an artwork by Salvador Dalí in almost every modern art museum in the Western world and possibly in the Eastern world too. It has been said that he produced more than 1,500 paintings, in addition to thousands of other pieces in a range of media from animation films to jewels. His vast legacy is scattered throughout many collections and it is a rare opportunity indeed to see his famous artworks side by side. For this reason, Dalí – All of the Poetic Suggestions and All of the Plastic Possibilities, currently at the Museo Reina Sofia is an incredible chance to visit the most comprehensive show of the artist to date. The Madrid museum has temporarily reunited artworks from diverse museums, including New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Tate Modern and Centre Pompidou, Paris. According to the curator, Montse Aguer, the aim is to offer a complete analysis of Dalí’s oeuvre and show how he employed diverse artistic languages.
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, until 2 September 2013.