Love in Art

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Throughout history, artists have been inspired by the theme of love. Many artists have imbued their own stories of love into their work, while others have been inspired by mythical or imaginative ideas of love. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we are exploring different ways artists in our collection portray love.   Tomasz Rut: Passionate… continue reading »

Dali: They Will All Come From Saba

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One of the most visually arresting images in Dalí’s Biblia Sacra portfolio is They Will All Come From Saba. The bright colors, smeared brushstrokes, and elongated lines make this work distinctive. They Will All Come From Saba by Salvador Dali Dalí’s illustration is based on biblical verses from Isaiah. These verses refer to God’s intent… continue reading »

Dali: A Museum Creator

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You may be familiar with the Salvador Dalí Museum in St Petersburg, Florida, but have you heard of the Dalí Theater-Museum? This museum, located in Dalí’s hometown of Figueres, Spain, was conceived and created by the artist himself. The museum was built on the former grounds of the Municipal Theater which Dalí felt was the… continue reading »


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The love story of Dali and Gala may be considered nontraditional, but the love and passion between them was undeniable. Salvador Dali would not have become the most iconic Surrealist if it were not for Gala. The two first met in 1929. Gala was 10 years older than him and was married with a child…. continue reading »

Dali Exhumed

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Salvador Dali’s body was recently exhumed this past summer to collect samples in order to settle a paternity claim. Fortune teller, Maria Pilar Abel, claims to be Dali’s only child and heir to a quarter of his estate. The 61-year-old defends her mother’s tale of the affair she had with Dali back in 1955. After… continue reading »

Disney and Dali

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Many people may not know that Salvador Dali was not only creative partners with Walt Disney, but close friends as well. The two collaborated together on an animated short film titled Destino in 1945. Dali was known for creating dreamlike scenes that dive into the expressive unconscious. His paintings were inventive, unreal, and at times,… continue reading »

Mouly: The Print Maker

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Marcel Mouly has shown his mastery in painting by creating compositions involving a dynamic use of light and color. However, he also became a master at print making, specifically in lithography. He set out on this creative endeavor when he was in Morocco, and started creating prints in the 1960s.  He worked in a studio… continue reading »

The Cityscapes of Marcel Mouly

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Known for his bright color palette and exceptional use of light, Marcel Mouly mastered the art of painting with his abstract and Fauvism-inspired works of art. There is a variety in his selection of imagery including, landscapes, battle scenes, musical instruments, and still lifes. However, his assortment of cityscape paintings display his understanding of light… continue reading »

Mouly: The Evolution of Color

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There is no doubt that Marcel Mouly was a master of light and color. These elements shine through in his paintings, regardless of the style or decade in which they were produced. However, in looking at his oeuvre as a whole, one will notice that over time, there was an evolution in his color palette…. continue reading »