Dali-Freud: An Obsession

Dali-Freud: An Obsession

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Exhibition Catalog

Belvedere, Vienna, 2022.

332 pp. (2 foldout). Well illustrated (half in col.). 25 x 17 cm. In English. Hardcover.

ISBN 9783753301334

On July 19, 1938, Spanish painter Salvador Dali (1904-89) traveled to the London home of Sigmund Freud, who had just arrived in the UK after escaping Nazi-occupied Vienna. Dali brought with him a painting, The Metamorphosis of Narcissus, and a magazine article he had written on paranoia. This emissary of Surrealism had long hoped to meet Freud; he had read translations of Freud's writings since the early 1920s and had studied them extensively. He asked their mutual friend, the Austrian author Stefan Zweig, to arrange the meeting. This famous encounter of two legends is the basis of this beautiful volume, bound in imitation red leather and featuring foldout plates of Dali's work. Dali - Freud: An Obsession explores how the Surrealist was inspired by and used Freud's theories to generate his compositions. A great variety of Dali's oeuvre is surveyed in this book, including his paintings, sculptures, photographs, films, books, magazines, letters and other documents. In addition, this volume explores his encounters with other artists, such as Federico Garcia Lorca, Luis Bunuel and Santiago Ramon y Cajal. Dali - Freud: An Obsession also crucially examines how psychoanalysis helped Dali process his complex childhood and use it in his paintings.

Subject Headings: Eastern and Western European Art ; Western Art -- Spain -- 1900-1945 -- Painting ; Several Fine Arts Media (Western) --

Artist(s): Dali, Salvador

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